About Garbanzo Beans:
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas aka Ceci Beans) are typically seeded in April and harvested in September. Garbanzo beans make wonderful creamy hummus, falafel, soups, roasted garbanzo beans, pasta dishes and are perfect for salads. According to our customers these fresh garbanzo beans taste better than canned garbanzo beans - fresh, sweet with mild earthy flavors.
How to Cook Garbanzo Beans:
These powerful beans more than double in size when cooked! Soak 1 cup of beans overnight in 4 cups of water and then boil for an hour, that's it! Forgot to soak your garbanzo beans? Simply add the amount of water listed on the package with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda (to help soften the beans) and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours. Another great way to cook garbanzo beans is to use a pressure cooker. For great garbanzo bean recipes check out our recipes page.
Garbanzo Beans, Chickpeas and Ceci Beans Nutrition:
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas); belong to the legume family which includes lentils and black beans. Legumes are generally regarded as a fantastic source of protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates.
According to World's Healthiest Foods garbanzo beans have many healthy benefits. Ranging from digestive tract support, antioxidants, decreased cardiovascular risks, better regulation of blood sugar and increased satiety. - Mateljan, George. "Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)." Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas). The World's Healthiest Foods, 17 June 2016. Web. 17 June 2016.
“Low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol and sodium, garbanzo beans contain high amounts of folate (71 percent of the daily value) and manganese (84 percent), which may make the amounts of the other nutrients look a little ineffective. But they're not! You get 29 percent each of the protein and copper you need, 28 percent of the phosphorus, 26 percent of the iron, and 20 percent of the magnesium. The fiber, thiamin, zinc and vitamin B6 are in healthy supply as well. It's a perfect combination and one way to work toward optimum health....
One of the most intriguing reports regarding garbanzo bean consumption was that people seemed to have less need to snack on other things on days when they'd included these in their diet. Part of it is the fiber. Two cups of garbanzos supply the daily requirement, and lower your LDL cholesterol and triglycerides – fats/ lipids in your blood that can increase your heart disease risk – and help regulate blood sugar levels.” - Facts, Food. "What Are Garbanzo Beans Good For? - Mercola.com."Mercola.com. Food Facts, 17 June 2016. Web. 17 June 2016.
Garbanzo beans are naturally gluten free and we work hard to keep them that way. Although our garbanzo beans are processed in the same facility as wheat we have strict clean down processes and get our garbanzo beans allergy tested to make sure they remain gluten free. Check out the FDA's website for more information about gluten free.
What makes Palouse Brand Garbanzo Beans Special?
Our cleaning plant was designed for quality not quantity and has cleaned legumes and grains for the international market and domestic consumption. Our food is appealing to our consumers because of its nutrition, aesthetics and trace-ability to our farm fields.
What is Trace-ability?
Each bag of food comes with a special lot code that allows you to see the dates we planted and harvested your food, pictures of the growing crop and more. All of our products are certified Kosher Parve, Non-GMO Project Verified and our farming methods are Certified Sustainable by the Food Alliance. Our foods are different because Steve & Kevin Mader plant, harvest, clean and package at our own facilities in Washington State - there are few if any companies that can track your food and the details of your food back to the field
, like we do.