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I read some article if raw chickpeas are not safe. I was given chickpeas by someone. He didn't know if the chickpeas were raw or roasted. The chickpeas I got have a crunchy texture and when I press them with two fingers, they easily turn into a floury. Is it roasted chickpea and safe to eat without cooking?

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Dry chickpeas which you can easily crush between your fingers may or may not have been roasted, but have definitely been cooked.

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    It's a while since I've tried this, so can't remember if "easily", but after an overnight soak alone chickpeas can be crushed by hand.
    – Chris H
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 8:06
  • @ChrisH They can be broken up a bit, but not easily. And the OP was talking about dry chickpeas... soaked chickpeas which were re-dried would have roughly their original texture.
    – Sneftel
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 8:49
  • Yes, what I'm not sure is what they'd do if soaked, then surface dried, then crushed. I reckon you're probably right based on the last time I made falafel - which I should do again soon
    – Chris H
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 8:58
  • ... Also I should try roasting them
    – Chris H
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 9:06
  • IME roasted falafels suck. The surface dries out rather than browning properly.
    – Sneftel
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 9:11

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