It is likely that the first legumes consumed by men are those produced by the plant “Cicer Arietinum”, namely chickpeas.
Chickpeas are the most digestible legumes, probably because they stimulate gastric juices and pancreas. Precious for our diet as rich in vitamins B, phosphorus, calcium, iron and zinc. They are richer in glucids and lipids, so they have an important caloric intake, higher than other legumes. They are particularly diuretic, rich in insoluble and soluble fiber.
The Ceci del Salento (chickpeas of Salento), produced by Azienda Agricola Trevisi, in conversion to organic farming, are characterized by the absence of chemical treatments; due to the fact that they have received no irrigation, the Ceci del Salentoare characterized by small size and a very tasty flavor. They are perfect for soups of legumes, pasta and chickpeas, in salad, in the preparation of chickpea cream, as a side dish accompanying fish dishes. They are the important ingredients for many recipes of vegetarian and vegan cooking.
The Ceci del Salento received the VeganOK certification.