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Saturday, May 16, 2009

All about Legumes


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Legume is a fruit, where the seed grows inside pods. Common varieties are alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, and peanuts. Legume seed and foliage have a comparatively higher protein content

Dried legumes and their edible seeds (known as pulses), are classified into three groups - lentils, beans and peas. They have a wide range of flavours and textures and form a large part of the Indian daily diet.

Legumes & Pulses are a natural / good source of valuable nutrients (protein, iron, potassium, selenium, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins and fiber), which are helpful for preventing heart disease, cancer, obesity and other chronic diseases.
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