Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are either black, green, red, brown or beige in colour. The most common type of chickpea is the kabouli variety which is beige in colour and an irregular circular shape.
Vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, molybdenum, manganese, copper, phosphorus, zinc, iron, fibre and protein!
BEAUTY BENEFITS OF CHICKPEAS:
Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, necessary for growth and maintenance of cells within the body. Protein encourages a glowing appearance by replacing dead skin cells as well as maintaining healthy hair and nail growth. Beauty benefits of chickpeas also include the presence of the phytonutrient called saponin which acts as an antioxidant to destroy free radicals. Molybdemum assists to cleanse the liver and detoxify the skin. Beauty benefits of chickpeas help the body sustain a radiant, smooth complexion.
Canned chickpeas are easily accessible from your local supermarket. If buying dried, just soak them in water overnight or while you’re at work and then place in a saucepan with some fresh water and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until plump and tender. Mix with some tomatoes parsley, lemon juice and olive oil for a quick snack!
Cooked chickpeas will keep in an air tight container in the fridge for a few days while dried will keep in a cool dark place for months.
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