These Black Garbanzo Beans are a rare heirloom variety of the classic chickpea. A smaller bean (size of a large pea) with a firm texture and a full, smoky flavor with a slightly sweet taste. The nutty flavor and firm texture of the Garbanzo Bean makes it very versatile Bean. Garbanzo are often found in Indian and Mediterranean dishes. They are high in fat content and are a good source of calcium, the B Vitamins, protein and iron. Ground Garbanzo Beans are used to make fritters, dumplings and spicy breads. Ground Garbanzo Beans are also referred to as Cici Flour or Chick Pea Flour. Garbanzos are believed to have come from Mesopotamia and were first cultivated about 5000 BC. Garbanzo Beans are eaten in India boiled, fried, roasted, sprouted, stewed, in soups, and ground into flour. Serve cold in a vinaigrette or simply toss with olive oil and garlic. The best known Garbanzo dishes are hummus and falafel.
Kabuli Black Garbanzos (Chickpeas) is a dry bean originally from Kabul, Afghanistan and released by Washington State University. It is hardy and vigorous, completely black; the seed coat is charcoal black rather than the typical blonde color of garbanzo beans. Make your own falafel and hummus! Black Kabuli makes a great addition to a salad, and is a colorful ingredient in soup. Try it as a "refried" in your favorite Mexican recipe..
Posted by Cucinzia on Oct 29th 2018
Actually, I haven’t cooked these up yet but I’m imagining them as a component in a winter salad. What I wanted to share though was the reaction from my cardiologist friend when I revealed my stash of assorted heirloom beans which arrived in the mail last week. Calypsos, flageolet, canelinni, and black garbanzo to name a few.....well, you should have seen his eyes pop! I explained that they are all organic, heirloom and beautifully cultivated with dozens of exotic varieties to try from Elegant. Bam! That was it. I gave him your card and he’ll be amassing his own hoard of your amazing beans! Just thought I’d share.
Posted by Elaine McCray on Sep 29th 2018
My second order and these are simply delicious! Goes great in my veggie soup and my veggie wild rice and black beans (chickpeas that is)
A fun alternative to blonde garbanzos
Posted by P on Mar 20th 2017
These dark-hulled beans cook up beautifully, retaining their shape yet having a creamy interior that seems sweeter than the lighter garbanzos. I made hummus with them, and since the hulls are black, it created a darker version with black flecks, which was pretty. These beauties are a nice change of pace!
Super Nutrient Beans
Posted by Rob B. on Dec 5th 2015
New to black garbonzo beans, we are glad we made the choice. Cooked for soup, enjoyed their flavor and texture. We'll reorder.