Dried chickpeas can last up to a year if stored in a cool, dry place. Leftover chickpeas will last approximately 3 days in the refrigerator and 6 months in the freezer. Chickpeas must be completely dry before storage to prevent them from becoming soft. If you store chickpeas for long-term storage, you'll want the dry version with a moisture content below 10%.
If repackaged, they will be stored for more than 30 years. With these methods, roasted chickpeas will become softer and lose their crunchy texture, but they will still taste just as good. They can be used in the same way as regular chickpeas, and the storage instructions are also the same. So what's the best way to store chickpeas? To store leftover chickpeas, make sure they are completely dry and cool before placing them in an airtight container for storage in the refrigerator.
To store cooked chickpeas, rinse and drain them, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. My mother is an avid cook of meat and two vegetables, but recently she has started using chickpeas in many dishes with a little encouragement on my part. You can also freeze chickpeas in a sealed container where they will stay in their best condition for up to 6 months (more information below). The disadvantage of wet canned chickpeas is a significant loss, up to 45%, of vitamin B9 (folic acid) in the canning process.
This method means that you don't have to pre-divide the chickpeas and store all the portions in separate freezer bags, saving you living space in the freezer. If you store your chickpeas in the fridge or freezer without the cooking liquid, be sure to dry them as much as possible before storing them. It is not recommended to put dried chickpeas in the refrigerator because they can absorb moisture from the refrigerator. Cook the chickpeas, after soaking the beans, drain them in a colander, add them to a large pot, cover them with 3 g of water and bring them to a quick boil.
The only time I would recommend refrigerating roasted chickpeas is if you've used a condiment that you normally keep in the fridge (such as butter). There will usually be an expiration date that indicates how long the chickpeas will stay at their best. Because of this, bacteria will not be able to survive in chickpeas and there is no need to refrigerate them. Dried chickpeas shouldn't be frozen, and you can freeze roasted chickpeas, but the freezing process will cause them to lose their crunch.