Question: Are garbanzo beans and chickpeas the same thing?
Answer: Yes, garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same thing. This legume is actually a native to Egypt. Spanish-speaking countries refer to these legumes as garbanzos, while in India, they are known as chana and Italians call them ceci. The name chickpea comes from France.
These beans are delicious and healthy. One cup of canned chickpeas provides 12 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber. To help with the sodium amount in canned varieties, look for no-salt-added chickpeas or drain and rinse the beans under water.
Fri, March 12, 2010
by Janine Faber