Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are part of the legume family and are packed with nutrition. .
They are very high in protein (about 15 grams per cup) and fiber (about 12.5 grams per cup). Because of this chickpeas are very filling, making them a great addition to any greens- or grain-based salad or in a hearty soup. .
Chickpeas also contain many vitamins and minerals. There is 1.7 mg of manganese in one cup of chickpeas which is 74-94% of the daily intake requirement. Manganese is a mineral that helps support bone development and wound healing. It also helps carry out chemical reactions important for metabolism. Folate, or vitamin B-9 aids in new cell growth and brain cell communication. It may protect against genetic mutations that contribute to cancer development. One cup of chickpeas contains 71% of your daily folate requirement. .
Roasted Chickpeas have great texture and flavor and are an awesome addition to any salad or buddha bowl...Or even just as a snack. Here's a simple version: .
1 15-oz can chickpeas
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2-1 tsp salt
Pepper to taste .
Preheat oven to 350. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Lay them out on a tea towel to dry thoroughly. .
Once dry, toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper and put on a parchment-lined baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, shaking the pan once, until the chickpeas are crunchy. Let cool for about an hour, as they will continue to crisp as they cool. .
These crunchy chickpeas are also great seasoned with curry powder or chili powder or smoked salt and smoked paprika 👌 .
See also: Chunky Chickpea Dip further down my feed. It's so yum with tortilla chips! 💯 .
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