why chickpeas?

Because we’ve unlocked the true magic of these little plant-based powerhouses: with a team of chickpea experts and a dash of dairy-free dreamin’, chickpeas can be transformed into the most velvety, dairy-free decadence. And we know that you’ll LOVE the unexpectedly creamy, dreamy side of chickpeas as much as we do.

9 essential amino acids
9

essential
amino acids

essential amino acids that our body needs but doesn't produce itself

9 essential amino acids

super sustainable

Need very little water to grow (they thrive in the semi-desert!), support healthy soil, and leave a low carbon footprint.

9 essential amino acids

bio-available

our bodies can readily absorb and use all their nutritious goodness

Want to learn more about our favorite legumes? Check out these fun chickpea facts:

  • They’re full of ancient, Fertile Crescent goodness
    Did you know that chickpeas were domesticated in the Fertile Crescent around 7,000 BC, and have been found in sites dating back to 7,500 BC? We’re sure the ancient chickpea ancestors would be proud of their little dairy-free descendants putting a delicious new twist on ancient nutrition.
  • They contain the dream team for protein
    Not only are chickpeas high in protein - a cup has about 14.5 grams - but they’re also a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids that our bodies need. They may be small, but they pack a powerful protein punch.
  • They contribute to a happy, healthy planet
    Chickpeas are super sustainable! They don’t require a lot of water to grow – in fact, they can thrive in the semi-desert. They also enrich the soil they grow in by absorbing nitrogen and converting it into nitrates, which in turn lowers the need for fertilizers. Plus they have a low carbon footprint. Truly the full, tiny, sustainable package.
  • They’re international sensations
    Although India is the world’s biggest producer of chickpeas, they’re grown in 50 countries around the world. The cutest little globetrotters we’ve ever seen.
  • They go by many names
    Other commonly used names for “chickpea” are garbanzo, gram, Bengal gram, Egyptian pea, and chana. Whatever you call ‘em, they’re sure to leave you swooning in dairy-free decadence.

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