Black Garbanzo Bean
Black Garbanzo Bean
Black Garbanzo Bean
Rancho Gordo

Black Garbanzo Bean

Regular price $ 7.25

Known as Ceci Neri in Italy, these rare heirloom legumes have a firm texture and earthy flavor. 

Suggestions: salads, soups, stews, casseroles, curries, pasta e fagioli

We've been pursuing Black Chickpeas for years, chasing a memory from an incredible meal in Italy.  We were lucky enough to locate Italian-production Ceci Neri and we're happy to offer them to you. They are much denser than classic Garbanzos, making them ideal for salads, stews, or even baked dishes.  The skins are thicker but they are not chewy or tough, just a little more interesting. 

Latin name: Cicer arietinum
Country of production: Italy

Heirloom beans come from seeds passed down through generations, beloved and preserved for their distinctive features. For those in the know, Napa-based company Rancho Gordo is the go-to source.  Rancho Gordo has supplied home cooks and restaurant chefs since 2001 with heirloom beans from a network of small farms on the West Coast and in Mexico. The unrivaled flavor complexity and textural nuances of these beans earned Rancho Gordo a cult following, including an 11,000-member bean club who receive a mixed box of heirloom beans four times a year. If an heirloom bean club sounds like something you’d be into, don’t get excited yet—according to the San Francisco Chronicle, there are 30,000 people on the waitlist to join.

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