- Fluid from chickpeas can be a vegan alternative to dairy and eggs in recipes
- No nutrition information is available, but it's gluten-free and low in calories
The next time you open a can of chickpeas, don't pour the liquid down the drain—stash it in your fridge. That fluid, known as aquafaba, has become quite a sensation online. That's because it can be used as a vegan alternative to dairy and eggs in everything from meringue to mayonnaise. If you're curious about this new trend but want some more info before trying it, here are five things you should know about aquafaba.