Everything You Need to Know About Chickpeas

Lauren Krouse
by Lauren Krouse
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Everything You Need to Know About Chickpeas

You probably know chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) as the base for hummus, a thick and creamy spread. A legume in the same family as black beans, kidney beans and peanuts, chickpeas are a staple of cuisines around the world, and for good reason. They’re rich in plant-based protein, satiating fiber and many vitamins and minerals.

Whether you’re trying to cut down on your red meat consumption, slim down or just eat a little healthier, chickpeas make a nutritious addition to your plate. Here, everything you need to know about them, including health benefits and how to eat them.

About the Author

Lauren Krouse
Lauren Krouse

Lauren Krouse is a freelance writer and researcher based in North Carolina. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at UNC-Wilmington, she loves writing about all things health, fitness, politics, and activism. When she’s not typing away, you can find her meditating, weightlifting, playing soccer, or walking in the woods with her partner and two rescue dogs.

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