The chickpeas are known by a variety of different names, such as the garbanzo bean, ceci bean, sanagalu, chana, hummus, and Bengal gram. It is a legume, which is the fruit or seed of a plant from the Fabaceae family. Although widely known as being beige in color, there are other varities that are black, green, red and brown. They are common ingredients in Middle Eastern and Indian dishes and have the taste of a nut and a buttery, starchy texture.
Cottage Cheese Overview:
Cottage cheese is a cheese curd product. It is essentially unprocessed or raw cheese. Since it is drained rather than pressed, some whey remain and the individual curds remain loose. It is not aged or colored. Different types of cottage cheese are made from milks with different fat levels.
One cup of cottage cheese contains about 25 to 28 grams of protein (just as much as a 2 oz. chicken breast). It can be a great source of protein for ovolacto vegetarians...