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Originally Posted by BlackSnake: Nice thread op-but allow me to point something out. Any plant that is supposedly high in a mineral, do not believe it. A plant can make protein, fat sugar and vitamins. But they cannot make minerals, or the actual things on the periodic table of elements. Zinc,magnesium etc. They grab that from the ground. If the soil has any left to take. In this day and age of commercial farming with commercial fertilizers,I would be willing to bet that most plants do not have the mineral content that they used to have. Eat your chickpeas,enjoy...but make sure you take a good multi mineral.
Planting and Site for Chickpeas: Chickpeas need a well-drained soil with full sun. The ideal is a relatively poor soil, as high levels of nutrients encourage lush growth, prone to developing mildews and related diseases. Avoid heavy clays or shady sites. Unlike many crops chick peas don’t need a very fine seedbed and appear to germinate more readily on roughly cultivated soil.
I awake with a start, it's 2:43 a.m. and I need chickpeas.