Where are the chickpeas sourced from?
Chickpeas are grown all over the world, usually in hotter drier countries as they like well-drained soil and lots of sun! We chose our supplier due to their ethically minded approach to sourcing and managing their supply chain, supporting the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
How are the chickpeas grown?
They are small leaved annual legumes, growing about knee-high, with great drought resistance and freedom from most pests. They need well-drained soil with full sun so are usually grown in hot countries needing little water. They’re also extra cool because they don’t drain the soil of its nitrogen, so also act as a natural fertiliser!
How do you get your chickpeas here?
They come in by sea freight in dedicated containers. There are a few farms starting to harvest in the UK that we’re keeping an eye on. If we can use locally grown crops one day, we’d love to! In the meantime we plant 250 trees and protect many more in collaboration with 8 Billion Trees in order to reduce our impact on the planet across our business.
Are chickpeas grown in the UK?
Commercial chickpea growing in the UK is really new. There are a few farms starting to harvest that we’re keeping an eye on. If we can use locally grown crops one day, we’d love to!
Is Aquafaba sustainable?
Yes! For every tonne of egg protein replaced by chickpeas greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by around 33.7 tonnes. That’s equivalent to 81,995 miles of driving a car or driving from Land’s End to John O Groats 94 times!