Macarena Grande Chickpeas
This large and flavourful Chickpea variety is grown exclusively in Australia and is now available to order from TFB Trading.
Chickpeas Developed For Australia
Adapted from a Spanish variety for Australia in 1984, Macarena chickpeas are grown exclusively in Ord River and Central Queensland areas and its large seed is highly sort after. Although it has been more recently replaced by the Kimberley Large (released by CLIMA in WA) and disappeared from our shelves during the long running drought in Queensland – from 2022 it is back in stock.
Bigger Seeds, Better Value
Although it has a larger seed, it is frost-sensitive and more prone to insect and weather damage compared with some of the southern varieties. This makes it a riskier choice for farmers who in turn demand a higher price to choose it for planting on their acreage. The Macarena Grande is priced as an affordable alternative to the Ord River chickpea brand, whilst retaining much of its performance benefits.
The Macarena Grande™ Promise
When you buy Macarena Grande™, you not only ensure that you are getting the right variety, but you are also ensuring that production takes place in a BRC (GFSI compatible) certified production facility that sizes, cleans and processes the product to ensure a consistent result whatever your buying circumstance – with full traceability from the bag back to the paddock.
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Optimized Profile For Cooking & Flavour
As well as having a larger average size, the Macarena Grande is known for its excellent cooking performance – reduced time to cook and ‘after cooking’ flavour profile. Like the Kimberley Large variety (that dominates Ord River brand), discerning manufacturing, food service and retail consumers value the different results they get from this variety.