ChickpeasChickpeas are a highly nutritious legume that have been cultivated for thousands of years.

They are amazing in soups, salads and as hummus. They are amazingly versatile as well as being nutritiously dense.

One of the great things about chickpeas is they are a very inexpensive way to fill your pantry!

 

 Benefits


Chickpeas are an amazing vegetarian source of Protein, which is building block for most of the body’s structures, helps to regulate fluid balance and as antibodies.

A great source of Folate, which is used in DNA synthesis and thus important in new cell formation. 

A good vegetarian source of Iron, which is necessary for oxygen transportation in the blood and utilisation of energy.

They also have a good amount of Phosphorus, which is part of every cell and is important in genetic material.

Also a good source of Zinc, which is such an important mineral as it has many functions including: involved in making proteins and genetic material, immune reactions, wound healing, and normal development of the foetus. 

Chickpeas are also high in Fibre which helps to lower cholesterol, prevention of colon cancer and diabetes.

 

Recipes with Chickpeas


 



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