The chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. Its seeds are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.
Other common names for the species include garbanzo bean, ceci bean, channa and Bengal gram.
The cashew nut is served as a snack or used in recipes, like other nuts, although it is actually a seed. The cashew apple is a fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liqueur.
We are happy to finally stock Pinenuts again at a reasonable price. Pinenuts are the small edible seeds of the female cone in a Pine tree and are also known as Pine Kernels. They are deliciously crunchy with a sweet buttery texture and are the main ingredient in traditional pesto recipes. Pine kernels are a great source of plant derived nutrients, essential minerals, vitamins and "heart friendly" monounsaturated fatty acids that help benefit in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.
Lentils are high in soluble fibre which helps lower blood cholesterol levels and heart disease risk. Lentils are also a great source of insoluble dietary fibre to aid regulate bowel movements and promote digestive health.
Lentils are packed full of protein and iron along with many vitamins and minerals and are easy to cook making them a popular pantry staple.