Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Pulses, edible seeds that grow in a pod, are having a moment, and one of the rising stars is the chickpea. While pulses include all beans, peas, and lentils, chickpeas are a fan-favorite with their nutty flavor and versatility. There’s a lot to love about these little beans: They’re versatile, easy to eat, high in fiber, gluten-free, and vegetarian and vegan.