Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are small yellowish round beans popular in Middle Eastern and some European cooking. They can be creamy, nutty, and even meaty in a variety of recipes. Garbanzo beans are one of the easiest beans to sprout.
Beans can be difficult to digest, but sprouting helps to improve digestion for some people.
Preparing to Sprout Garbanzo Beans
Before you get started sprouting garbanzo beans, read through these helpful tips:
Larger beans sprout better in cooler temperatures. Keep sprouting beans around 68-70°F, if possible.
Larger beans require a longer soaking period and more frequent rinsing and draining, especially in warmer temperatures.
Larger beans may not get enough air during draining. Make sure your sprouting container allows plenty of ventilation during draining periods.
It is normal for the skins to loosen and come off the beans. Either pick the skins out or leave them in, as they do not affect the flavor.