Week 3 – Day 6

Adding fiber to your diet – Garbanzo beans.

I have to admit, I eat garbanzo beans like they were candy. I find them sweet, and easy to eat right from the can (I admit I haven’t used them dry as of yet). I add garbanzo beans in salads and even have rendered them into paste and with a few additional ingredients, produced some tasty hummus.

Garbanzo beans are also called chickpeas. According to Self Nutrition Data, a cup of Garbanzo beans add up to 269 calories, 36 from fat, is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein and Copper, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese.