7 Health Benefits Of Chickpeas

7 Health Benefits Of Chickpeas

The chickpea (Cicer arietinum) — also known as the garbanzo bean, ceci bean, channa or Bengal gram — is a legume of the family Fabaceae. Chickpeas are green when raw and turn brown when dried. This pulse has been cultivated for more than 7,500 years in the Middle East. There are many reasons why this legume is one of the oldest cultivated items.

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