Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) are a legume and a native of the Mediterranean region. The earliest chickpeas were found 7,500 years ago in Turkey and were known by the name "falcon face" in ancient Egypt.
Chickpeas, which grow in pods on small bushes, can be tan, yellow, red, dark green or brown in color. The two main varieties of chickpeas are the large, light-seeded kabuli type, also called garbanzo beans, and the small, dark-seeded desi type. May 2013 ... Chickpeas
- Chickpea, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.
- Chickpea, Center for New Crops, Purdue University, 1998.
- Chickpea Production and Price Risk Management in the Northern Plains, Briefing, Montana State University, 2005.
- Chickpea Production Guide, Oregon State University Extension Service, 2004 - This guide discusses optimum management practices for chickpea production in the Northwest.
- Chickpea Production in the High Plains, South Dakota State University Extension, University of Wyoming, University of Nebraska.
- Chickpeas, Statistics Division, FAO.
- Crop Production Annual Summary, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA.
- Crop Values Annual Summary, NASS, USDA.
- Global Agricultural Trade System, Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA.
- Growing Chickpea in the Northern Great Plains, North Dakota State University, 2002.
- Hummus Catches On in America (as Long as It’s Flavored), New York Times, 2010 - Hummus sales in the United States are up more than 18 percent in the last year. The product dominates the refrigerated flavored spreads category. Ten years ago, 90 percent of chickpeas were shipped overseas; now only 40 percent is exported.
- Prospective Plantings, NASS, USDA.
- USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council, Moscow, Idaho - This organization promotes the sales of peas, lentils and chickpeas.
- Vegetables and Pulses Data: Yearbook Tables, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA - Provides production, acreage, value, prices, imports, exports, per capita use and beginning stocks for major fresh market and processed vegetables.
Links checked May 2013.