Chickpeas are a protein-packed legume (pulse) high in fibre, folate and zinc, and has been said to help with weight loss. Chickpeas are also really versatile in the kitchen. You can eat them hot or cold and they can act as the star of the meal, or a support.
You can roast them, add them to salads, use them as a substitute for croutons in soups or turn them into a simple snack with big flakes of sea salt. And of course you can always purée them to create a silky-smooth hummus.