Garbanzo Beans, also called Chickpeas, are part of the legume family, and have been grown and enjoyed in the Middle East for thousands of years… particularly in delicious hummus and falafel. Their nutty taste and grainy texture pairs well with several other foods and ingredients. As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases. They are a fantastic source of plant-based protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets. A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides about 3 grams of protein, which is comparable to the protein content in similar foods like black beans and lentils. Some studies have suggested that the quality of the protein in chickpeas is better than that of other types of legumes. That’s because chickpeas contain almost all the essential amino acids, except for methionine. The have a very low glycemic index, and several studies have associated chickpea consumption with a reduced risk of several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. These effects are often attributed to their blood-sugar-lowering effects.
People love the taste of Garbanzo beans, and use them in hummus, falafel, soups, salads, veggie-burgers, curry, and vegetarian taco filling!
FOOD STORAGE RECOMMENDATION: Studies recommended 60-80 pounds of beans and legumes per adult/per year as part of a balanced subsistence diet. It is good to have a variety, of course, but Garbanzo Beans are an excellent foundation legume. Our 4-gallon heavy-duty stackable square buckets are strongly recommended for storage purposes!! They are lined with air-tight RE-SEALABLE* 5 ml Mylar bags and have Oxygen Pack inserts to keep them fresh, delicious, and pest-free for 30 years!
AVAILABLE IN: 4 gallon long-term storage bucket with 5 mil. RE-SEALABLE Mylar* and oxy pack (approx. 20 lbs.)
*Re-Sealable (so… use it up as you go!)
The Mylar is heat-sealed (which makes the bag re-sealable). The sealed Mylar will stay air-tight if it’s not punctured. Because it is re-sealable you can snip a corner off the bag, pour out as much product as you’ll use in the next few months, then quickly* re-seal the Mylar and send your food back into long-term storage. The oxygen pack should continue to do its job as long as you re-seal the Mylar as quickly as possible. IMPORTANT: If your bag is left open for more than 30 minutes, you will want to toss in a new oxygen pack before re-sealing to ensure long-term freshness. If you have opened and re-sealed multiple times, and want to store the remainder for many years, you will want to put in a new oxygen pack.