Bursting with nutritional goodness, our 100% organic chickpeas are delicious and buttery, with a mild and nutty flavour. They’re perfect for vegan and vegetarian diets too due to their high protein content, making them an excellent substitute for meat.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, belong to the legume family and are a key ingredient in Middle Eastern and Indian dishes.
They’re the main ingredient in hummus and are often used to complement curries. Chickpeas are also a great ingredient to add to salads and sandwiches.
Aside from being a very affordable protein source, these nutritious legumes are low in sugar and fat, have impressive health benefits, are simple to prepare, and have a long shelf life.
Incorporating chickpeas into your diet on a regular basis can have a positive impact on your health and lower your risk of certain chronic diseases.
Chickpeas are rich in protein and fiber, and are a fantastic source of natural vitamins and minerals including folate, iron, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.
Chickpeas contain 50 calories per 30g serving. About 67% of the calories are from carbs and the remaining is from protein and a small amount of fat.
Please see full nutrition chart below:
Potential Health benefits
As chickpeas are a rich source of protein, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals, they provide you with a range of different health benefits such as helping with weight management, improving digestion as well as reducing the risk of many diseases.
Supporting weight management
Both the protein and fiber in chickpeas may help to keep your appetite under control. They work together to slow down digestion which can keep you feeling fuller for longer. As a result, this can lower your calorie intake both throughout the day and at meals.
Research also suggests that protein may raise the levels of appetite-reducing hormones in your body.
Further research reveals that the protein and fiber in chickpeas help with weight management due to both their potential to reduce calorie intake during meals and their appetite-reducing effects.
Studies have shown that chickpeas – due to their high fiber content – are very beneficial for digestive health.
Lowers your risk of heart disease
According to studies, the minerals contained in chickpeas such as magnesium and potassium may help to prevent high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease.
Reduces the risk of cancer
Incorporating chickpeas into your diet regularly may help to reduce your risk of certain cancers. Consuming these beneficial legumes can cause the body to secrete butyrate – a fatty acid that is thought to reduce inflammation in colon cells – potentially lowering the risk of colon cancer.
Chickpeas also contain B vitamins which are thought to lower the risk of breast cancer and lung cancer.
Can prevent and manage diabetes
Chickpeas may help to both prevent and manage diabetes due to their qualities that support blood sugar control.
Their high levels of fiber and protein can prevent the rapid increase of blood sugar levels after you’ve eaten which is vital for managing diabetes.
Other evidence suggests that the vitamins and minerals found in chickpeas such as zinc, magnesium and B vitamins can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
How to prepare and cook our organic chickpeas
Follow these simple steps:
1. Soak for about 8 hours or even overnight.
3. Add to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
4. Adjust the heat to low, then cover and simmer for about an hour or until they’re tender.
5. Drain and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes.
What are chickpeas?
Chickpeas are a type of legume, and are also known as garbanzo beans.
Are they a good source of protein?
Yes, they contain approximately 14.5g of protein per serving (1 cup).
Are they rich in fiber?
They’re a great source of fiber, containing approximately 12.5g per serving (1cup).
What nutrients are found in chickpeas?
They contain vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, B12, folate, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and coline.
They also contain the trace minerals manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc and selenium.
Can chickpeas be eaten raw?
In order to get the most nutrients out of chickpeas, it's best to soak and cook them prior to consumption.
There are many delicious recipes that use chickpeas as their main ingredient.
Here are three of our favourite easy-to-prepare chickpea recipes.
If you have a great recipe that you'd like to share with us, please reach out to us by clicking on the 'contact us' form in the main navigation.
|Allergens||Packaged in the same facility as peanuts and tree nuts.|
|Country of Origin||India|