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Chickpea, humus, nakhi
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.
Oval seed pods of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Salwa Road, Qatar
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.