While peas are actually beans, they have a shared history and yet we distinguish them from each other. Our yellow split peas are indeed peas, and our chickpeas are really beans. And both are legumes, like their cousins the lentils. Everybody got that?
Dried peas have been especially important in colder climates while chickpeas (also known by their Spanish name: garbanzos) feature prominently in the cuisines of southwestern Asia.
Whether you call them pulses, legumes, peas, beans, or chickpeas, they are all cool season crops important to farmers in the drylands of Montana and the northern Great Plains
Our Black Kabuli Chickpeas™ are a unique variety developed by plant breeders at the University of Washington, Pullman WA. The name Kabuli means “from Kabul” in Hindi, and this variety is thought to have come originally from Kabul, Afghanistan.
Kabuli chickpeas range in color from white to pale cream-colored tan to dull brown to deep charcoal black. Our Black Kabuli Chickpeas are pure black and carefully color-sorted so you get only the highest quality. When you buy our beautiful Kabulis, you will occasionally find what looks like a white seed. Look closely, that’s actually a chickpea that has cracked open; the inside is creamy white.