It's no wonder roasted chickpeas have been a favorite street-cart snack for centuries: They're nutty, crispy, chewy, and unlike anything else. These will satisfy your salt tooth, too.
We may take chickpeas for granted as just the makings of hummus or a toothsome toppings for salads, but the little beans have quite an illustrious background dating back 10,000 years, when they were first discovered in Turkey before spreading to ancient Rome and beyond. The great orator Cicero himself was named after the Latin word for the bean, which refers to the horn-like, ram-head shape that was the sign of Aries (astrology was big back then). Homer even mentions chickpeas in one of his epic poems. And so on...
It seems chickpeas had quite the reputation as an aphrodisiac, which may explain why they've long been roasted and sold as popular street cart snacks throughout the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia-particularly India, where the chana are flavored with a dazzling array of spices. Chickpeas are also prized as being a great source of protein and fiber, making them excellent energy-boosting snacks to fuel your (or your kids) own odysseys. They also make stylish snacks for a cocktail party.
Dry Roasted Chick Peas, salt
Product of Turkey
Warning: Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat and dairy products.
Serving Size: 30g (~1.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
|Calories from Fat||15|