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Chickpea

The chickpea or garbanzo bean (Cicer arietinum) is an edible pulse of the Leguminosae or Fabaceae family, subfamily Faboideae[?] or Papilionoideae[?]. The plant can also be used as a green vegetable.

Chickpeas can be eaten raw in salads, cooked in stews or ground into a paste called hummus.



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