Quick & Easy Plant Based Meals

   May 08

Let’s Go Garbanzo!!!

Subject: Let’s Go Garbanzo!!!

Let’s Go Garbanzo!!! My family could eat garbanzo beans every day. This bean is LOADED with nutrients. There is 29% of protein in just one cup of Garbanzo beans. Here are some exciting vitamins and minerals found in Garbanzo beans which is what Hummus is made out of. Yum! Chick peas (another name for Garbanzo beans) has vitamin A (carotenoid and beta carotene), Vitamin B1, B2, B3, vitamins C, E, K, folate, pantothenic acid. The minerals calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc in it. There are so many vitamins to choose from to learn about. There is 8% of vitamin K found in one cup of chick peas. According to WebMD, vitamin K supports the blood to clot when it needs to, it also helps prevent excessive bleeding. Vitamin K1 is one of the vitamin K compounds. It is the most important of the compounds and is primarily found in plant based foods.

Chick peas have a ton of minerals in them including zinc. One cup of Garbanzo beans has over 16% of this mineral. Zinc is an essential trace element, a metal, necessary for supporting the immune system, proper growth, maintaining vision and more. It also helps improve strength and athletic performance.

Check out my recipe for Hummus under the recipe section. Enjoy it as a spread to replace mayo or eat it with crackers, veggies, or tortilla chips. My family loves a good ole fashioned bowl of chick peas and rice to eat as a snack or for lunch.

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