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Vitacost Garbanzo Beans Non-GMO and Gluten Free -- 16 oz (1 LB) 453g

Vitacost Garbanzo Beans Non-GMO and Gluten Free

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Vitacost Garbanzo Beans Non-GMO and Gluten Free -- 16 oz (1 LB) 453g

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Vitacost Garbanzo Beans Non-GMO and Gluten Free Description

Hailed for their starring role in hummus, garbanzo beans—also called chickpeas—add a creamy texture and mild, nutty flavor to your favorite salads, soups and spreads.

  • Non-GMO project Verified
  • No additives or preservatives
  • Gluten free & vegan
  • Use in salads, soups and creamy spreads
  • Combine with fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt and tahini to make hummus
  • 7 grams of protein + 4 grams of dietary fiber per 1/4 cup
  • No cholesterol

Everyone knows garbanzo beans make a great hummus when pureed with garlic, lemon juice, salt and tahini – but there's more to this rotund legume than meets the pita chip.


Did you know that garbanzo beans (or chickpeas, as they're commonly called) have been cultivated for thousands of years? Over the centuries, they've been consumed in a variety of forms – raw, roasted, cooked, boiled, pureed and even brewed into a coffee-like drink.


Garbanzo beans are packed with plant-powered nutrition – just one ¼-cup serving provides 4 grams of filling fiber and 7 grams of satisfying protein; it’s no surprise that these legumes are beloved by vegetarians, dieters and foodies alike. 


Get cookin'!


Soak overnight, rinse and combine 1 cup garbanzo beans with 4 cups water (enough to cover the beans completely) in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, cooking until tender (approximately 2 hours). 


Once cooked, there are many ways to enjoy garbanzos: 

  • Use as topping for salad
  • Add to your favorite savory soup or stew
  • Drizzle with coconut oil, honey and cinnamon and roast in the oven
  • Make falafel!  

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Carefully sort beans, removing any debris or shriveled beans, and rinse thoroughly. Cover with cold water and soak overnight (6-12 hours); drain and rinse before cooking. For a quicker method, cover beans with 2 inches of water, boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour; drain and rinse before cooking.


To prepare, add beans to a large pot, cover with water, bring water to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cooking  until tender (approximately 2 hours). Drain beans and prepare as desired. If reserving for later use, salt to taste and refrigerate.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-75°F [15°-24°C]).

Free Of
Gluten, GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup Dry (35 g)
Servings per Container: Approx 13
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat2 g3%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium10 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate22 g8%
   Dietary Fiber4 g15%
   Total Sugars4 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein7 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium20 mg2%
Iron1.5 mg8%
Potassium250 mg6%
*The % Daily Value tells you how much as nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Other Ingredients: Garbanzo beans.


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6 Creative Ways to Use Chickpeas (Besides Hummus!)

The pandemic has taught many of us the importance of having versatile pantry staples. And by the end of this article I think you will agree, whether canned or dried, chickpeas deserve that coveted space on your shelf. With the chickpea nutrition information and recipes shared below, you’ll definitely want to stay stocked! The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cicer, referring to the plant family of legumes. Garbanzo bean is simply the Spanish-derived name, which is why you often hear these two words used interchangeably. There are several different color varieties of chickpeas, however, the round beige color is the most popular in the United States.

Dry Chickpeas in a Wooden Bowl with Wooden Spoon and Scattered Chickpeas on Wooden Table to Represent Chickpea Nutrition |

Chickpea Nutrition

Nutritionally, chickpeas are a smart choice because they are low in fat and sodium yet high in fiber and protein. In addition, they are an excellent source of folate, a B vitamin essential during pregnancy to reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects and helpful for overall brain development and function. Most commonly you may have heard of chickpeas being used in Mediterranean cuisine, including popular spreads like hummus. The grocery store has exploded with hummus varieties, including versions mixed with other beans, spicy options and even dessert flavors. Truly no flavor combination is off limits for consumers, which is why the hummus industry is expected to have a $1 billion dollar evaluation by 2026. Hummus is no doubt a favorite use for chickpeas, so let’s talk about other ways to consume these shelf-stable, heart-healthy, plant-based proteins.

Chickpea Recipes

1. Crispy Chickpeas

Skip croutons and try crispy chickpeas on your next salad, or munch on them for your next road trip snack. They are tiny, crunchy and super satisfying. Roast them at home or purchase at the store – your choice!
  1. Toss chickpeas in olive oil, spices and herbs.
  2. Roast at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes. Toss chickpeas and roast 15 more minutes or until golden brown.
To purchase crispy chickpeas, look for brands such as The Good Bean or Biena. They offer different flavors and even convenient single serving packages.

2. Chickpea “Chicken” Salad

Right here is your next lunch idea. And I’m not talking chicken on top of a salad, I’m talking about fresh, creamy “chicken” salad. Simply replace your animal protein with chickpeas to create a plant-based version of your favorite recipe. If you don’t have your own go-to chickpea “chicken” salad recipe, experiment with this combination of chickpeas, celery, green onion, pickles, grapes, bell pepper, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, dill and lemon juice. Let the flavors marinate together and enjoy on a bed of fresh mixed greens or on hearty multigrain bread.

3. Creamy Soups

Ditch the heavy cream or milk and replace with chickpeas (or any white bean, really). Simply blend chickpeas and a liquid of your choice, such as vegetable broth, then add into the soup to give it that creamy look and mouthfeel. An immersion blender works nicely, but any blender will do. This swap is a great trick to remember when adjusting recipes for vegan or dairy-free needs

4. Chickpea Pasta

Pasta alternatives are another popular supermarket trend, and lucky for us they provide another easy way to consume more chickpeas. Brands such as Simple Truth Organic, Tolerant Organic or Explore Cuisine offer chickpea pastas in all shapes and sizes. While the calories are about the same as traditional pasta, a chickpea version contains double the fiber and protein, allowing you to feel more satisfied with a standard serving. The best part is the chickpea pasta looks identical to traditional pasta, making it an easier health swap for family members to accept.

5. Whipped “Cream”

Yes, you read that right. Make a whipped “cream” using aquafaba, the liquid found in the chickpea can.  Whip the aquafaba with cream of tartar, vanilla and powdered sugar for a quick whipped cream made from all shelf-stable ingredients.

6. Chickpea Meatballs

Chickpea meatballs are easy to meal prep and freeze for quick weeknight meal options. Meatballs are usually kid-approved, which is a bonus for mamas out there, and this vegetarian version is no different. In food processors, combine chickpeas, breadcrumbs, eggs, spices and olive oil Roll mixture into balls 1. Cook on stovetop until evenly browned Serve immediately or cool and freeze for later. Perfect as an appetizer or tossed into any Italian recipe.

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