WHY THIS MADE THE CUT
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a staple in our plant-based diet. We highly recommend having a steady supply of these hearty legumes in your pantry. They lend well to impromptu snacks, salads, dips, burritos, and more!
Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber. They're chock-full of key nutrients such as magnesium, zine, B6 and folate. A cup of these gnarly legumes contains 15 grams of plant-based protein and 13 grams of fiber. All that fiber and protein is what makes chickpeas so satiating.
Should I go dry or canned? We've broken down the pros and cons of each below.
- Pros: convenience, delicate flavor, absorb moisture
- Cons: higher sodium content, lower nutritional value
- Pros: higher nutritional value, cheaper when bought in bulk, crispier result when roasted
- Cons: more prep time, shorter shelf life