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Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans, Nature's Glory
Product of Australia
Chickpeas (also known as Garbanzo beans) has a sweet, nutty flavour and shaped somewhat like a heart.
As early as the seventh chickpeas were domesticated in the Near East and were cultivated with the cereals as early as 7000 BC. They quickly spread to the Indian subcontinent where they became a principal pulse crop and a dietary mainstay.
These beans are the classic ingredient to the Middle Eastern spread called "hummus," chickpeas, also make excellent stews and cutlets.
Chickpeas are highly nutritious, being rich in protein, fat, calcium, iron and B vitamins. They contain more iron than other legumes. Chinese traditional medicine considers them beneficial for the pancreas, stomach and heart. They also contain phytochemicals called saponins, which can act as antioxidants. Chickpeas can help to lower cholesterol levels and are also a good source of protein and folate.
Why are Nature’s Glory Chickpeas distinguished?
Nature’s Glory chickpeas are organically grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Our chickpeas are naturally grown without any genetic modification. The chickpeas also meet the stringent Swiss standards of organic certification and quality.
Simply enjoy as a healthy snack! (See recipe below). Try tasting our chickpeas with spices to make exotic dals or scrumptious falafel or add tahini for a delicious hummus spread! Traditionally used in Greek and African cuisine in bread dip/spread, its rich nutty flavour also enhances any pie, casserole, salad, or curry.
Preparation of local snack "Kachang Puteh": Soak overnight and steam over boiling water for 45 minutes then sprinkle some sea salt for a delicious healthy snack.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place.
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