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Why are chickpeas not sold fresh, like other vegetables, but only canned or dried?

Chickpeas are sold fresh. They just have a short season, and they're annoying to prepare, so you'll only find them in specialty markets unless you live in an area that eats a lot of chickpeas. In ...
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Why are chickpeas not sold fresh, like other vegetables, but only canned or dried?

Because that's when legumes are considered ripe - when they are dry. If you have ever grown and picked your own legumes, you'll know that they are left on the plant until fully ripened. At that point, ...
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Split pea stew HELP!

I suspect what's happened here is that the acid in the lemon juice has slowed the rate at which the split peas softened; you should be able to just continue simmering the stew (add more liquid if it's ...
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Are there any naturally sweet legumes?

Browsing Wikipedia's list of edible legumes, there are in fact a lot more candidates than I expected! Green peas Young green peas (not the dried split green peas you use in soup) are relatively sweet ...
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