How to Make Instant Pot Cuban Garbanzo Beans
Most people associate Cuban food and black beans together because that is what is served on every restaurant menu. Let me introduce you to the other types of Cuban beans. I have already showed you red beans, white beans and black beans. Now let’s learn how to make Instant Pot Cuban Garbanzo beans. If you like chorizo like I do then you will love this recipe. The chorizo will be a Spanish chorizo. Spanish style chorizo is cured and ready to eat like salami. Do not use Mexican style chorizo because it is more like ground sausage and raw. Mexican style chorizo always needs to be cooked first. We even get our vegetables in by adding cabbage. Let’s make a new Saint Patrick’s Day dish.
We all know how beans are good for you so let’s go over the benefits of garbanzo beans.
Are Garbanzo Beans Good For You?
Garbanzo beans are also known as chickpeas. They are very common in Middle Eastern countries. They are the main ingredient in hummus. They have a little bit of a grainy texture and a nutty taste that pairs well with other ingredients.
Garbanzo beans are an excellent source of plant based protein. One ounce contains 3 grams of protein. Protein from garbanzo beans has shown to be good for bone health and maintaining muscle strength. They also contain almost all of the amino acids except for one called methionine.
The combination of the protein and fiber found in garbanzo beans can also help control your appetite. The protein and the fiber work together to slow down digestion which in turn makes you feel fuller longer. Also, the fiber is soluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps with the good bacteria found in your gut and prevents bad bacteria.
Garbanzo beans also have a low glycemic index which means they will not cause blood sugar spikes. Foods with a low GI help to manage or prevent diabetes.
They also contain a variety of vitamins such as folate, iron, phosphorus, copper and manganese. For more health benefits of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) you can find it here.
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