Coarse Garbanzo Bean Powder
Coarse Ceci (Garbanzo) Bean Powder is a versatile and naturally gluten-free ingredient made from coarsely ground garbanzo beans, the small, knobby, beige beans that are a staple of many Indian and Mediterranean dishes.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
One of the earliest cultivated legumes, Garbanzo Beans (Cicer arietinum)-also known as chickpeas, ceci beans, channa, Bengal grams and Egyptian peas-have been grown in India, the Middle East and parts of Africa for thousands of years. There is evidence to suggest that Garbanzo Beans may have been grown in Turkey 7,400 years ago.
They grow best in tropical and subtropical climates with heavy rainfall. Much of the world's Garbanzo Bean supply comes from India, although they are also being grown in the U.S., primarily in California. The plant grows 8 to 20 inches high, and has small feathery leaves on either side of the stem. Garbanzo Beans, like common green peas, grow in seedpods, each containing two or three beans.
Garbanzo Beans are eaten around the world, in numerous forms. One of the most popular, hummus, is an ideal application for this Coarse Ceci Bean Powder. It is also ideal for adding flavor and texture, as well as acting as a binder, in veggie burgers.
What to do with Coarse Garbanzo Bean Powder? This Mediterranean style soup is a perfect use of Garbanzo Bean Powder. Cook time is greatly reduced compared to whole Garbanzo beans. Lemon juice and fresh oregano keep the flavors light.