The Chickpeas: properties, calories, nutritional value

Specially selected by AMÍO for their smaller size and taste, these chickpeas are the perfect ingredient for various traditional dishes from this region of fiery flavors.

Chickpeas are a great alternative to animal protein, especially if combined with cereals. In addition to their attractive colour and delicious taste, they are a valuable source of protein, carbohydrates and mineral salts, as can be seen in the daily reference intake (RI%). Did you know that 70g of these chickpeas provide approximately 28%* of your daily protein requirement?


*RI% = reference intake for an average adult (2000 kcal). Reference intakes suggest the total amount of energy and nutrients that a healthy adult should consume on a daily basis.

Suggestions for use

We recommend soaking these chickpeas for 12 hours. After soaking, rinse them in cold water before putting them in a pot with 500ml of water for every 100g of chickpeas.

Allow around 70g per person: bring the water to a boil before covering and cooking on a low heat for 45-50 minutes.

Once cooked, add salt to flavor and to prevent the chickpeas from becoming hard and crunchy. If using a pressure cooker, the cooking time should be halved.

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