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Legumes are amazing little pods of plant protein goodness…

Legumes come in various forms such as beans, lentils, peas and garbanzos. They are a seed, pod, or other edible part of a leguminous plant used as food.

An annual leguminous crop yielding from one to twelve seeds of variable size, shape, and color within a pod is known as a Pulse.

Naturally low in sugar and high in fiber legumes are a good source of healthy carbohydrates.

Legumes are more nutritionally dense than grains.

Plant proteins are digested more slowly.

Legumes are loaded with natural goodness: a full serving of vegetables, high fiber and high protein.

Most legumes have a low glycemic index.

Brazil and India grow more beans than any country in the world. In the Brazilian Food Pyramid beans are recognized as their own food group!