Chickpeas: properties, benefits and formats

Chickpeas ( chickpeas in English) are edible seeds belonging to the legumes (botanical family Fabaceae); they are more or less rounded but with a slightly lumpy surface and more pointed at one vertex, white-beige, black or green in colour. Produced by Cicer arietinum, an annual herbaceous plant of the Faboidae subfamily, no more than half a meter tall and…