100% Greek Chickpeas from Thessaly
Chickpeas are at the base of the pyramid of the Mediterranean diet, which recommends their frequent weekly consumption.
Like other legumes, chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, fiber, iron, vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium and are gluten-free.
When legumes are combined with other plant-based protein sources such as cereals (e.g. rice, wheat, corn), the amino acids of one food are supplemented by the amino acids of the other and provide a protein of high biological value that meat almost is equal to .
The increased nutritional content of chickpeas has been linked to many potential health benefits.
Chickpeas can be prepared in a variety of ways, in soups, in salads, in meatballs, in risotto and in puree (hummus).