THE BENEFITS OF GARBANZOS
Chickpeas—a.k.a. garbanzos or ceci—are an excellent source of fiber and plant-based protein. Whether canned, dried, or fresh (a rare find—usually at farmers or specialty markets), this legume is a welcome addition to soups, stews, salads, and veggie patties. If starting with dried, soak in water overnight to speed up cook time; the soaking may also help prevent bloat.