Rancho Gordo

Black Garbanzo Beans

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

The folks at Rancho Gordo have been pursuing Black Chickpeas for years, chasing a memory from an incredible meal in Italy.  They were lucky enough to locate Italian-production Ceci Neri and are 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

Made by: Rancho Gordo

Made in: Italy

Specifications: 1 lb.

Further Reading: Latin name: Cicer arietinum

Use: Take a look at Rancho Gordo's Basic Bean Cooking for handy cooking and storing tips. 

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