Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
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How to Select
Choose dried beans or beans canned with less sodium. Select dried beans that are dry, firm, clean and uniform in color and not shriveled.
How to Store
To store cooked beans in the refrigerator, place them in a covered airtight container or a plastic zipper bag without any additional liquid. Cooked beans will keep 3-4 days in the refrigerator. To store the beans longer for future use, freeze them.
How to Prepare
To prepare dried chick peas: Place them in a large bowl and cover with serveal inches of cold water. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let them soak overnight. Drain the water and rinse the beans before cooking.