Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are a staple in India and the Middle East where they are popular due to their high nutrition value. They pack lots of protein, fibre, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus among other healthful nutrients that lack in most modern diets. Chickpeas are also loaded with complex carbohydrates which also help give you energy for working out, or just to have a successful and productive day.

These legumes also have a great amount of antioxidants in the name of flavonoids often recommended for anti-ageing and anti-disease qualities. Being nutrient dense and fibrous, chickpeas are awesome in the food arsenal of people who would like to shed a little weight because the beans keep you full for longer periods hence keeping those food cravings at bay. If you are diabetic or cook for someone, chickpeas are a great snack with a very low glycemic index meaning that they will not spike blood sugar.

 

Cumin & Cayenne Health Facts

Cumin is a very traditional spice and natural medicine that has been used for ages in Asia to treat flatulence and many other stomach upsets. Cumin is a great source of iron and magnesium, which are very important for overall health.

Cayenne pepper has been widely used to boost the immune system hence preventing against many diseases. Cayenne has also been proven to stop a heart attack in its track, in fact almost all ambulances have some cayenne pepper for this reason, but you know….prevention is better than cure.

 

Ingredients

 

INGREDIENT AMOUNT PRICE AT MBOGA MASTERS
Chickpeas 1 cup 195/- per kg
Sea Salt   145/- per 500g Jar
Cayenne Pepper    95/- per 50g Jar
Ground Cumin    
Black pepper    
Water 3 cups  

 

Method

  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight in the 3 cups of water as it will absorb most of it.
  2. Drain them and season with sea salt, black pepper, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
  3. Add a touch of extra virgin coconut oil and bake them for 1 hour while flipping them every 15 minutes for even cooking.
  4. Cool them and enjoy immediately or pack them as a snack for your hike or day out.