chickpea

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chickpea

a drought-resistant legume with a 20% protein content in the seeds. Used for livestock and human consumption. Called also Cicer arietinum, gram, garbanzo.
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Eat a heart-healthy diet that includes fish, lean meats, skinless poultry, low-fat dairy products and lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes (black beans, chick-peas, lentils, soybeans, split peas, kidney beans).
The chicken was so beautifully tender it fell apart on the touch of a fork, the chick-peas with spinach was garlic heaven, the tortilla firm and full of greens and the salad a simple flavour contrast (though a couple more black olives would have been nice).
Chick-peas are an essential ingredient in Spanish cuisine.