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Legumes Can Improve Your Health

Legumes as human food The legume plant family supplies a major fraction of the world’s human food, second only to members of the grass family, such as wheat, corn, and oats. Pulses include legumes that humans eat as dried seeds, including beans, peas, and lentils. Unfortunately, over the last 100 years, pulse consumption has declined…

Beans Don’t Get No Respect

But they should! Give beans and other legumes a try Plants that produce beans occur in the legume plant family. Beans are seeds and, as such, contain everything a sprouting plant needs (except water and sunlight) to germinate and create a new plant. The seeds of legumes occur in pods of various sizes and shapes.…