Commonly known as chickpeas, garbanzo beans are one of the earliest cultivated legumes in history with 7500-year-old remains having been found in the Middle East. On a macronutrient level, they are composed of 60% water, 27% carbohydrates, 9% protein and 3% fat (75% of which is unsaturated fat). A nutrient-dense bean, they are rich in dietary fiber, folate, iron and phosphorous. They also contain moderate amounts of thiamin, vitamin B6, magnesium and zinc.
Garbanzo beans are used as an ingredient all over the world in a wide variety of cuisines. In the U.S., they are commonly known to be consumed as part of a Meditteranean diet as the main ingredient in hummus. They are also very popular as an ingredient in salads, soups, and stews. Garbanzo beans that are ground into flour are known as gram flour which is used to make falafel.
Moisture: Less than or equal to 18%
Imperfect Beans: Less than or equal to 6%
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Suggested Storage: The product shelf life of garbanzo beans is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. They should be stored under cool, dry conditions in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 12 months from the date of manufacture.
Note: This is a raw agricultural product. Despite the use of modern cleaning equipment, it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. Please examine this product before cooking. This product is intended to be cooked before consumption. The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.