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    Default walmart great value chick peas review

    i bought a test can to see if any good. they were, nice texture and in an enamel lined can. 54 cants a can, going back to get 24 -36 today.

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    Mahalo for the chickpea review!!
    I'll go check ours out on Friday - have never seen them there before!!

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    Can you say hummus, falafels, curries, bean patties, garbanzo bean salad, garbanzo bean sandwich spread, soup....? Then my next thought is to check those use-by dates to make sure you can realistically use 24-36 cans before the use-by date expires.

    As a general rule for stockpiling for myself, I rarely purchase a large number of cans with the same use-by dates, simply because it can be difficult to get them used in that space of time. I prefer buying 2-3 cans at a time (at the lowest price possible) and make sure the use-by dates are out as far as possible. I don't purchase anything with a 2010 use-by date if I can help it, when adding to food storage. It needs to be 2011 or 2012, because I already have foods in storage for 2010.

    FYI - If you are using canned chick peas (garbanzo beans) as a protein source, you will get more protein from dried chick peas cooking them yourself. Canning chick peas results in a 15% loss of nutrients, with the exception of Folate, which is decreased by about 40-45%. One-half cup of cooked chick peas counts as one serving of a lean protein AND one starch/bread serving.

    Make sure the cans aren't lined with Bisphenol A (BPA), which is a toxin from the standpoint of the ecosystem and ocean life, and a somewhat controversial toxin when it comes to human health as well.

    Dried chick peas may be cheaper than Good Value brand, if you can purchase them in bulk. You will also avoid, "Calcium Chloride (Firming Agent), Disodium Edta Added to Promote Color Retention" if you prepare your own.

    One cup of chick peas = 2-3 cups of cooked chick peas. The cans hold around 3.5 1/2-cup servings (or 1-3/4 c. cooked chick peas). That might help with the bean math.

    For anyone with blood-glucose challenges (syndrome X, diabetes II, etc.) a better choice than chick peas are Chana Dal. I use them like I would chick peas, but they are one of the lowest foods on the glycemic index.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-24-Ounce-Packages/dp/B000EDBPI4"]Bob's Red Mill Chana Dal Beans, 24-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4): Amazon.com: Grocery[/ame]

    http://www.mendosa.com/chanadal.html

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    whenever i make them from dried they taste nasty. any hints?

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    I love hummus. How much are the canned chick peas LK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLeaf View Post
    I love hummus. How much are the canned chick peas LK?
    54 cents .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladykemma2 View Post
    whenever i make them from dried they taste nasty. any hints?
    How do you cook them? Do you soak them first because they really need it.

    I've only cooked mine in a pressure cooker and they was soft and tasted so much better than canned. (even though I love can chickpeas.)

    One of my favorite ways to eat them is to make them like a tuna salad. Smash the beans with a potato masher, add relish or pickles, cut up celery, mayo and s&p. Could add mustard too. I eat that as a sandwich or just out of the bowl.

    They are also really good baked in the oven with spices as a snack.

    That's not a bad price.

    Homemade hummus! Yum! I make a meal out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladykemma2 View Post
    whenever i make them from dried they taste nasty. any hints?
    I use a traditional soaking method found in the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D, where I add a small amount of whey (2 T. whey per 1-cup chick peas) to the soaking water and soak for 24-hours. I get the whey from my homemade kefir, but you can also use whey drained out of commercial yogurt. Drain, rinse and pick off skins. Then you can boil them or in my case, I "cook" them in hot water in a Thermos, or will partially "cook" them in a Thermos and finish them by boiling - it depends on how much time I have.

    Adding whey to the soaking water neutralizes phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors and breaks down difficult-to-digest complex sugars.

    High temperatures used during the canning process, and high-heat pressure when using a pressure cooker help to reduce phytate content (which my long soak in whey-water does), but both high-heat processes for canning or pressure cooking also destroys proteins and other nutrients. So I prefer a slower method of preparation in order to maintain the nutrients. I typically don't use a lot of chick peas because I use Chana dal instead - which are immature garbanzo beans, which cook quicker and are low-glycemic.

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    I love love love love love Walmarts chick peas!! I have like 6 cans! I get a whole can, add broccoli, craisens, and sunflower seeds and a bit of FF ranch and eat away! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    i can honestly say I have never tried chick peas before....am I missing out?? lol

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    Yes!!! You are very much so missing out! LOL!

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    I love chick peas. Stock up they are a good deal.

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    love ceci beans!!! yummy

    can eat them out of the can after they are rinsed

    yum in a salad

    ever have ceci beans w pasta and tomatoes? a perfect match! dice an onion. sautee onion in OO add hot pepper and LOTS of garlic. you can add tomato sauce (simmer for about 20 mins) or fresh tomatoes are fine too. add ceci beans and serve over pasta. sprinkle w/ FRESH grtd locatelli or romano...heavenly

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibblerkelly View Post
    i can honestly say I have never tried chick peas before....am I missing out?? lol
    Yes you are! Try some hummus and you can make/buy it so many ways. I dare ya.

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    GrainLady - appreciate the info about Chana Dal beans - checked and they won't ship to Hawaii. Will check out our local health food store to see if they carry them. Sure love the taste of grabanza beans!!

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