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Chickpeas: Horny little beasties

Photography: Christina SimonsIf anything is due for an image revamp it has to be this horny little beast, the chickpea or garbanzo. The Romans referred to it as small ram or cicer arietinum after its ram’s head shape.Long the staple of the hairy jumper brigade and those in need of a fibre boost, the Romans knew a few other things about their magical powers and fed them to their prized stallions.These little blighters are packed with up to 30 per cent protein of the slow-release variety, 60 per cent of the good complex carbohydrates and are stuffed with health-giving minerals – without the stigma of Horny Goatweed.