chickpeas and black floating bits

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I was cooking some chickpeas recently. I soaked overnight then and then was boiling them. Part way through the boil I found these black and purple coloured things floating around in the water. I am not sure if this is dirt from the pot or is this normal. Would somebody mind helping me out here with some thoughts?

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lindac92

Sounds like dirt either from the pot or the chick peas themselves....did you rinse them?
I would dump out and rinse and fill with fresh water.


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nancyofnc

Maybe pantry moths if you started with dried chickpeas. Did you rinse them before you soaked them? No, black bits are not normal - in any kind of dried beans.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

Weevils?

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nancyofnc

weevils are larvae of pantry moths

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HU-471843810

Thanks for the help. In the end I think it was the old pot I was using. The non stick coating was peeling off. i have purchased a new stainless steel pot now.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

Glad to know it wasn't critters!

And I meant weevils, a.k.a. grain beetles. Their legs don't stick out when they're dead, so they look like little black crumbs. We get them here. I put all my grains, etc. in the freezer for a week or so before storing to control them.

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