Ethiopia Chickpeas

Ethiopia Chickpeas
A lady in Mojo, Ethiopia cleaning Chickpeas.



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Mojo, Ethiopia
One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa
Friday, March 6, 2009
Travel Blog
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Chick-Pea
“Chick-Pea, common name for certain related herbs of the legume family, and for their seeds. The herbs have pinnate leaves, solitary axillary stalked flowers, and two-seeded pods inflated like bladders. The common chick-pea, also called garbanzo or gram, is native to western Asia and is cultivated widely. It is an annual, up to 61 cm (24 in) high. Slightly larger than common peas, the seeds are eaten by many peoples in a wide variety of dishes. They are sometimes roasted as a substitute for coffee.

Scientific classification: Chick-peas belong to the subfamily Papilionoideae, family Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae). The common chick-pea is classified as Cicer arietinum.
- Microsoft Encarta

Ethiopia Chickpeas

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