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Green chickpeas?

I just rinsed some chickpeas that I left to soak while I was at work. Half of them are slightly green. They don't smell, should I cook them or toss them? They were soaking about 8 hours and were brought in bulk from a store with a high turnover. And they weren't green this morning

asked by Sweets over 3 years ago
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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 3 years ago

Chick peas start out green before they are dried--yours are probably fine. Chick peas can vary in color--I bought back some black chick peas from Italy, where they are a heritage vegetable.

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added over 3 years ago

They're perfectly fine, they probably got dried before they fully ripened to a creamy color. In fact the smaller Indian variety of chickpeas are available in both brown & green colors. The Fatter ones that we see in cans are referred to as 'Kabuli' channa to differentiate them from the smaller variety.