CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Soaking and sprouting chickpeas makes them easier for most people to digest. It enhances their amino acids, vitamins, and protein content. The are wonderful smashed into "living" hummus, or just as highly nutritious snack food. Sprouted chickpeas are used just as the tip of the root (the "tail") emerges from the seed, indicating that it has germinated. The seeds increase noticeably in size. They have a definite crunch factor that works very well in salads and makes them a terrific and healthy snack. They can be mixed with dry spices and enjoyed on their own.