Category: Food



Introduction and description

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The chickpea or chick pea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is thus a sort of bean or pea as its name suggests.

It is also known as gram, or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean and sometimes as Egyptian pea, ceci, cece or chana or Kabuli Chana (particularly in northern India).

It is high in protein and  is one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.






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