Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)

Beige round beans with a wonderful nutty taste and creamy texture when cooked. Traditionally used when making hummus, a creamy spread, combining chickpeas with olive oil, lemon juice, and a bit of garlic. Also wonderful in bean dishes combined with sweet vegetables as well as in soups and stews. Chickpeas are reputed to help balance the spleen and pancreas which aids in controlling our sweet cravings.

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