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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.

Almost anyone can consume legumes with no ill effects – perfect for people with food allergies or intolerances.

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

The amino acid profiles of protein in chicken are almost identical to black beans.

Plant protein found in legumes provide the body steady, lasting energy that can last 4-6 hours vs. meat which only lasts about 2-3 hours.

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

About 30% of legume’s calories are from protein. Lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut.

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!

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