Chickpeas (which are actually beans, not peas!) are the chief ingredient of the Middle-Eastern hommus dip. These nutty-tasting medium-sized beans retain their shape during cooking and are great in couscous dishes, salads, stews, curries and for making vegetarian burger patties! Beans are one of nature’s superfoods. They are a good source of B vitamins, potassium, and fiber, which promotes digestive health, relieves constipation, and may even help prevent colon cancer. Beans are also a great source of antioxidants!