Did You Know, We Grow Chickpeas in Arizona

Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director


I’m beginning to think we grow everything in Arizona. Well, okay, we don’t grow soybeans. But, this ancient bean has been getting lots of attention in recent years.

Over the past 10,000 years, Cicer arietinum, otherwise known as chickpeas, has gone from being a wild bean in the Neolithic Fertile Crescent to a legume so valuable that its seeds are frozen at Svalbard Global Seed Vault to research and cultivate for future generations. To learn more, read the full article in Food & Nutrition Magazine.

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