Information about Legumes: Garbanzo Beans

About garbanzo beans, information on the legumes, uses and production, history and location in the world.

Garbanzo

Also known as chick-pea. In India, it is the most important of the pulse crops, and the green pods and tender young shoots are eaten as vegetable. The seeds may be eaten whole or ground into a gram flour (not graham flour, which is made from wheat). Garbanzo beans can be cooked like any other, and are particularly good cold when marinated with oil and vinegar. Huumus is a popular Near Eastern dish, and is made by combining cooked, mashed garbanzo beans with tahini, a butter made of sesame seeds.

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