SHILOH FARMS Garbanzo Beans, also commonly known as chickpeas, are a delicious member of the legume family. Instead of having the flat, oval shape of most beans, garbanzo beans are mostly round, with a creamy, golden flesh and an assertive, earthy flavor.
High in protein, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, zinc, and folate), garbanzo beans have been a staple of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and African cuisines for centuries, where they are the basis for foods like hummus and falafel. Today, these beans have become a popular and versatile source of plant-based protein for vegetarians.
To Cook: Sort and rinse. Add 1 part beans to 2 parts water and soak overnight. Drain well, then cover beans with fresh water or stock (again at 1:2 ratio). Bring to a boil, reduce, and simmer for about 1½-2 hours, or until soft.
If not using immediately, cooked garbanzo beans can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen in an airtight container for about one month.
1. Blend cooked garbanzo beans with oil, herbs, and spices in a food processor for homemade hummus; serve with pitas.
2. Toss a handful of cooked garbanzo beans into fresh green salads, pasta salads, or grain salads.
3. For a simple side dish, combine with fluffy grains such as quinoa, couscous, or millet.
4. Whole cooked garbanzo beans are an excellent addition to soups and stews; pureed, they can be used as a thickener.
5. Toss dried garbanzo beans with a little oil and spices, then roast in the oven for a delicious, crunchy snack.
6. Dried garbanzo beans can be ground into a flour and added to baked goods for a protein boost.
Certified Organic by Pennsylvania Certified Organic (www.paorganic.org)
Certified Kosher by KOF-K Kosher Supervision (www.www.kof-k.org)
This product was packaged in a facility that also handles wheat, soy, and tree nuts.
Country of Origin: Mexico
Ingredients: Organic Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
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