Garbanzo beans have been grown and enjoyed for thousands of years. This ancient ingredient is still a popular part of Asian, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine. Garbanzo bean sprouts are easy to grow and delicious for snacking or adding to a variety of dishes. Rich in vitamins and minerals, they contain protein, plenty of fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C.
• Botanical Name: Cicer arietinum
• Days to Maturity: 4–6 days
• Family: Fabaceae
• Native: Unknown (in cultivation so long)
• Harvesting: Enjoy garbanzo bean sprouts about 4 to 6 days after starting, with or without an emerging root. Rinse the sprouts once more and drain thoroughly so they are dry to the touch. (Excessive moisture reduces sprouts' storage life.) Your sprouts are then ready to eat or store.