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Organic Cici Bean Powder

Organic Garbanzo Bean Powder is a versatile and gluten-free cooking and baking product made from ground organic garbanzo beans, the small, knobby, beige beans that are a staple of many Indian and Mediterranean dishes.

  • It is also widely known as "chickpea flour," "besan," or "gram flour"

  • Readily reconstituted into a ready-to-use bean paste in about 5 minutes

  • Great choice for bakery items, dry soup mixes and extruded snacks, or as a natural soup thickener or meat binder

  • High in protein, fiber, manganese and vitamin B

  • Certified organic to the specifications of the USDA National Organic Program

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    Suggested uses

  • Makes a delicious batter for deep-fried vegetable fritters

  • Add to other flours when baking breads and rolls

  • Cook like polenta, spread on a sheet pan and allow to set, then cut and fry to make chickpea fries, called "panelle"

  • Use to crust meats for baking or frying

  • Add to homemade veggie burgers as a binder and flavor component

  • Whisk into soups and gravies to thicken and add nutty flavor and a buttery, smooth texture without using cream

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. No preparation necessary.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Organic garbanzo beans.

    One of the earliest cultivated legumes, Garbanzo Beans (Cicer arietinum)- also known as "chickpeas," "ceci beans," "chana," "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. Organic Garbanzo Bean Powder is a versatile and gluten-free product that can be used for cooking and baking applications, from thickening stews, making dumplings and crusting meats, to baking in breads and preparing the popular Mediterranean flatbread "socca."

    Garbanzo beans are a healthy diet choice, high in protein, fiber, manganese and vitamin B.

    Classic recipe

    Herbed Socca

    Known throughout Southern France and parts of coastal Italy, socca (also known as “farinata,” “cecina,” and “torta de ceci”) is a pan-griddled flatbread made from Garbanzo Bean Flour. It is an ideal base for all kinds of spreads, from pesto, tapenades, harissa and caponata to soft cheeses and even yogurt.