Garbanzo beans

Originally from the Mediterranean region, garbanzo beans (also known simply as chickpeas) have been cultivated for their taste and nutritional value for over 10,000 years. As the seeds of these beans spread via explorers, they became integral ingredients in many dishes worldwide. During World War I, garbanzo beans acted as substitutes for coffee beans, brewed by warring countries where coffee was being rationed as a precious commodity. As with many high fiber foods, garbanzo beans can significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. They contain many essen..

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