Organic Garbanzo (Chickpea) Flour - HAMA Organics

Organic Garbanzo (Chickpea) Flour

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Organic Garbanzo (Chickpea) Flour

Chickpea flour, also known as garbanzo bean flour or besan, is made from ground, dried chickpeas. It has a fairly neutral, slightly nutty, slightly “bean-y” flavour that lends itself well to both savoury and sweet dishes.

Chickpea flour is naturally dense, with a stickier texture than all-purpose flour when added to liquids. Because of these traits, it makes a fantastic binder for baking (use it 1:1 to replace heavy flours like rye or teff) or for dishes that need a little extra stability (think veggie burgers or fritters).

Packing a serious nutritional punch when compared to whole wheat flour, chickpea flour has less calories and carbs—plus more protein.

Despite its dense texture, chickpea flour makes for an incredibly light batter when frying. Simply mix it with spices and club soda before battering and frying your favorite foods to create an easy tempura-like texture. The flour can also be the base for savory waffles or act as a great thickener for sauces and soups.

Swapping in chickpea flour isn’t ideal for all recipes because its lack of gluten results in baked goods that don’t rise as much, and its denser texture means it absorbs more liquid than all-purpose flour.

Organic Garbanzo Beans

Product of Mexico - Certified Organic Product

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.