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The Chickpea Powerhouse!
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The Chickpea Powerhouse!

Take note all vegetarians and vegans! The Chickpea, or as I know them, Garbanzo bean, is packed with:

  • iron
  • copper
  • molybdenum
  • phosphorus
  • manganese
  • potassium
  • folates
  • tryptophan
  • antioxidants
  • dietary fiber

One and a half cups provides 134 calories of energy and 7 grams of protein! Chickpeas are also a benefit to those trying to lose weight. The fiber is filling, controls appetite, and signals the stomach and nervous system that you are full. The Chickpea reduces LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, therefore reducing the risk of stroke, while simultaneously providing folates that improve cellular health and cell regeneration. Now for the fun part! They are delicious! Add to a salad or other dish (cooked) for a good nutty taste or prepare as a hummus in your blender (I like roasted red peppers too) to then top off your choice of crackers or toast. This little pea is now going to the top of my grocery list!

 

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  1. Scott Combs
    Scott Combs
    Voted, sounds great.
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    1. Veggie
      Thank you! I love the nutty flavor and the protein is nice too!
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  2. SnakeWitch
    Is that a photo of green dhick peas or those are dried green peas? Voted!
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    1. Veggie
      They are green chickpeas! who knew! Thanks for the vote!
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  3. Akanksha
    Akanksha
    Chickpea is good, but it can be a cause of gastritis. I used to love it before my doctor asked me to give it up.
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    1. Veggie
      Thank you! I guess in moderation? hehe
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  4. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. Yes, chickpeas are great, aren't they? I always think that houmous and falafel are a godsend to us vegans, particularly for sandwich fillings. I also love making crepes from chickpea flour. As Akanksha says, it can cause indigestion, so if you add a pinch of asafoetida, it helps to resolve that.
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    1. Veggie
      Good hint to avoid indigestion! Thanks for the vote too!
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  5. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    This is a good blog. Voted and added you to my bloggers. As Askanksha said, you just got to be a little careful with gas. Agreed. Everything in moderation.
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    1. Veggie
      thank you!
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  6. No Name
    Very nice blog and information. I just found a new long green bean that is a dark red or almost black color. This is wonderful and a lot of flavor to this. I have now planted a lot in my yard. Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading Mango Madness Jam. I have posted a new post today called Green Mango Pie. Please stop by and read this one. I am sorry for being late to vote for you I have voted now. If you like my new Green Mango Pie will you please vote for me. Thank you so much.
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    1. Veggie
      thank you! I will check to read your Mango Pie post. mmmm!
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  7. VeganDozen
    VeganDozen
    Vote #9! Yes! Garbanzos are awesome! We make hummus all the time... Come check out my post "Egg Substitutes for Vegans" and vote if you like.
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    1. Veggie
      Thank you and I will visit your post!
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    2. Veggie
      I could not find your post! Where is it ? I am interested in egg substitutes! :(
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      1. VeganDozen
        VeganDozen
        I just re-posted it. Look for "Egg Substitutes for Vegans".
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