Beans and chickpeas
Chickpeas are part of the legume family. They also called garbanzo beans and they provide a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as a decent amount of fiber and protein. Chickpeas have been grown for thousand years and very popular in the Middle Eastern countries. They add an amazing flavor as well as taste to a range of dishes especially in many vegetarian ones. The dish that contains chickpeas is a favorite to me like mousakaa, mehshe selek, moughrabieh and many more. Finally what can we say about hummus which is the most delicious and distinctive appetizer world wide.
Pinto or Romano beans: Pinto or Romano beans are one of my favorites when It comes to cooking our Lebanese fasolia with or without meat. They are commonly eaten around the world and are a rich source of fiber and vitamin B. They are also a great replacement for meat as a source of vegetarian protein. Studies have shown that these beans are extremely high in molybdenum, a rare mineral not frequently found in foods that’s why this kind of beans help you detoxify your body. Cooking them in a tasty ways allows you to take advantage of the health benefits they contain for example the vegetarian dish makhlouta flavored with the cumin is another amazing healthy dish. Romano beans and chickpeas are mates on my pantry counter.