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The chickpea is a legume. It provides loads of fibre and antioxidants, supporting the digestive tract all the way through. Its seeds are high in protein.
Chickpeas have a very unique shape that resembles a ram's head and this is where their Latin name (Cicer arietinum) comes from. First harvested around 3000 B.C., chickpea cultivation began in the Mediterranean basin and then spread to India and Ethiopia. Chickpeas became an important dietary staple around the world, especially to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Chickpeas offer 164% daily recommended intake of molybdenum in just 1 cup. Molybdenum acts to rid the body of sulphites, which are preservatives added to many foods like dried fruits, and wines. Sulphites can be toxic to consumers, causing headaches, dizziness, disorientation and rapid heartbeat. Molybdenum binds these harmful sulphites and removes them from the body.