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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.

  • Also widely known as coarse "chickpea flour," "besan," or "gram flour"

  • Coarse Ceci Bean Powder is a great quicker-cooking alternative to whole beans for hummus recipes

  • High in protein, fiber, manganese and vitamin B

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $10.85
    $0.82 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • A quicker-cooking alternative to whole dried beans for making hummus

  • Use in homemade veggie burgers to add flavor and texture, and act as a binding agent

  • Add to soups, stews or chili as a thickener

  • Cook as you would polenta, and serve with roasted or grilled vegetables and various sauces for a vegetarian main dish

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. No preparation necessary.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.

    Ingredients

    Garbanzo Beans

    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.

    Classic recipe

    Chickpea Soup with Fresh Oregano and Olive Oil

    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.