Checking Out Chickpeas

Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) are legumes that belong to the family Fabaceae, along with  fava beans, edible-pod and mature peas, soybeans, common beans (green snap beans, pinto beans, heirloom beans, black turtle beans, kidney beans, and navy beans), jicama, adzuki beans,  lentils, lima beans, peanuts, carob, and licorice. The family also includes broom, gorse, and kudzu. Also known as garbanzo beans, ceci beans, bengal gram, shimbra, hommes, lahlabi, and chana, chickpeas […]