National Chickpea Day

National Chickpea Day

National Chickpea Day takes place on 21st April every year, as a tribute to such a versatile superfood!

Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans, have been a staple in cuisines around the globe for centuries. Originating in the Middle East, chickpeas have traveled far and wide, becoming a beloved ingredient in dishes from India to the Mediterranean and beyond. The legumes are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious, making them a popular choice for health-conscious consumers.

Nutritional Benefits

Packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals means that chickpeas are definitely a strong player when it comes to nutrition. Just 240g of cooked chickpeas provides approximately 15g of protein, which makes them an excellent plant-based source of this essential nutrient. Additionally, chickpeas are rich in fibre which promotes digestive health.

These legumes are also loaded with vitamins and minerals, including folate, iron, phosphorus and manganese. Folate is important for cell division and DNA synthesis, while iron is essential for transporting oxygen around the body. Phosphorus plays a key part in bone health and manganese acts as an antioxidant.

Creative Ways to Enjoy Chickpeas

The versatility of Chickpeas knows no bounds, and there are countless ways to incorporate them into your diet!

  1. Hummus: By blending chickpeas with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil you can make a great hummus. Serve with fresh vegetables, pita bread for a delicious snack.
  2. Roasted Chickpeas: Toss cooked chickpeas with your favourite spices and roasted them in the oven until crispy. Great as a crunchy snack or to sprinkle over salads and soups.
  3. Chickpea Curry: Simmer chickpeas in a fragrant curry sauce made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices like cumin, coriander and turmeric. Serve over rice or with naan bread for a satisfying meal.

We supply chickpeas in an array of quantities, if you would like to purchase some please visit our shop or for larger orders contact us!

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