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Name variations

  • Garbanzo bean
  • Garbhanzo beans
  • Ceci bean
  • Bengal gram (black chickpeas)
  • Chana

About Chickpea

Wikipedia Article About Chickpea on Wikipedia

These are very popular in Mediterranean cuisine. Canned chickpeas can be found in the bean aisle of most grocery stores.

The chickpea, chick pea, garbanzo bean, ceci bean, bengal gram or chana (Cicer arietinum), is an edible pulse of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae.

The plant is 20-50 cm high and has small feathery leaves on both sides of the stem. One seed-pod contains 2-3 peas. The flowers are white or reddish blue. Chickpeas need a subtropical or tropical climate and more than 400 mm annual rain. They can be grown in a temperate climate, but yields will be much lower.

Chick peas of Egypt, widely used legume. Even has poetic references.

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