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Cicer arietinum L.

Synonyms

Cicer album, Cicer arientinium, Cicer arientinum, Cicer edessanum, Cicer grossum, Cicer nigrum, Cicer physodes, Cicer rotundum, Cicer sativum, Cicer sintenisii, Ononis crotalarioides

Common names

Chickpea, humus, nakhi

Extract from Wikipedia article

The chickpea or chick pea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is also known as gram, or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean and sometimes known as Egyption pea, ceci, cece or channa. Its seeds are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.

LinkOval seed pods of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar

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