Originating from the Mediterranian and Middle East, chickpeas are a powerful, protein-packed legume. Small but mighty, chickpeas have been fueling the human race basically forever. As one of the eight foods that formed the founder crops, chickpeas had so much power that they played a helping hand in forming the very basis of agriculture. Chickpeas are a staple in cultures around the globe today.
Fun fact: Remains of chickpeas from the Middle East have been found that are roughly 7,500 years old. They were found in the aceramic levels of Jericho and Çayönü, Turkey. AKA – humans have been cultivating chickpeas since before they could produce pottery, aka we’re talking about an ancient staple to civilization itself! Flex, chickpea, flex.