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Chickpeas: a versatile legume!

Chickpeas, also known as gravestone or chicken peas, are very popular in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Indian cuisine. And like other members of the legume family (lentils, peas, beans and soy), chickpeas are a major supplier of protein.

This legume resembles the taste of nuts and has a grainy texture and can be prepared in several ways ... As a source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas can offer a variety of health benefits:

- The protein and fiber present in the chickpeas help to delay digestion, which promotes satiety; - Chickpeas are a great source of vegetable protein, being an alternative for those who avoid consuming animals and their derivatives; - Chickpeas have several properties that help control blood sugar levels. - Chickpeas contain calcium, phosphorus and vitamin K. Together, these nutrients strengthen the bone structure.

How to consume: Chickpeas are a very versatile food and can be an ingredient in many dishes. You can include it in a soup or salad or even enjoy it in snacks, combine it with whole grains, like rice, use as a substitute for red meat, etc.


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