View Full Version : Garbonzo beans
03-17-2008, 10:00 PM
Can I sprout those from the local store?
I cannot get organic.
03-17-2008, 10:09 PM
i've read that they contain a toxin that is destroyed during cooking but are not safe to eat sprouted. i avoid them (and all grains/beans/legumes for the most part).
03-18-2008, 09:06 AM
I've seen many recipes containing sprouted chick peas/garbonzo beans, including Alissa's book (I think there's a recipe, though I could be confused like usual :D)
But I have seen raw recipes containing sprouted garbonzo beans...
And I did buy a bag from a store (non-organic), and surprisingly they did sprout...I threw them in the freezer to use for a recipe, and forgot about them. I just threw them out this weekend because they were too old.
I have sprouted them a few times before. I did not feel too great after I had them (I made hummus); they were too difficult for me to digest. I am fine after just a bit, though.
Are you wanting chickpeas or just hummus? There is a good no-chickpea hummus in Alissa's book. It hits the spot more for me than the chickpea recipe.
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