Roasted green chickpeas..Jordanians' favorite winter snack

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Published: 2020-02-19 13:32

Last Updated: 2020-02-19 13:32


Roasted green chickpeas..Jordanians' favorite winter snack
Roasted green chickpeas..Jordanians' favorite winter snack

Yes, Winter can make you hungrier!

Lower temperatures and fewer daylight hours can have a significant effect on when, how much, and even what we’re hungry for.

Winter season makes us more inclined to eat more and more energy-dense food.

Jordanians usually warm up with several foods, including lentil soup, Msakhan (chopped onion and chicken wrapped in shrak or saj bread), Maftoul ("Palestinian couscous" with chicken and chickpeas) and Mujadara (lentils and rice).

However, one of Jordanians' favorite snack is "roasted green chickpeas".

Green chickpeas are young garbanzo beans harvested at their peak of freshness and are nutrition-packed.

They have lots of health benefits. They are a good source of protein, magnesium, and iron, helps lower cholesterol, and blood pressure, and they are good for your heart.

Green chickpeas can be cooked and enjoyed in many ways, as a snack or in a salad or mashed as hummus. You can steam them, grill them, fry them, bake them, microwave them, pan charred or even eat them raw.

For those who haven't tried green chickpeas yet, raw chickpeas taste like raw peas. But, when they are roasted, they taste like overcooked lima beans.