List of Beans and Legumes

  • Aduke Beans
  • Alfalfa (a legume)
  • Anasazi Beans
  • Azuki Beans
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Beans, Snap
  • Black Beans (Black Turtle)
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Broad Beans
  • Calypso (Yin Yang) Beans
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Copper Beans
  • Edamame
  • Fava Beans
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Jicama
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lentils
  • Lentils, Green,
  • Lentils, Yellow
  • Lima Beans
  • Mung Beans
  • Navy Beans
  • Northern Beans
  • Pea Pods
  • Peanuts (a legume)
  • Peas, Green
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red Beans
  • Soy Beans
  • Soy Beans, Black
  • Soy Beans, Red
  • Speckled Cranberry Beans
  • Tamarind Beans
  • Wax Beans
  • White Beans

 

The difference between beans and legumes: Legumes are a class of vegetables that include lentils, peanuts, peas, and beans. It has to do with the way the seeds grow & split in order to germinate into plants. Legumes are a class of plant that take nitrogen from the air and fix them into the roots of the plant in little nodules. When the tops of the plants die they leave their nitrogen in the soil naturally. Legumes are highly prized by farmers to increase the fertility of their land. In addition to this reasonably-priced fertilizer ability, both legumes and beans are plants that offer healthy complex carbohydrates. They are also good sources of protein, fiber, calcium, zinc, iron and folate, an important B vitamin. For vegetarians and those who do not eat red meat, legumes and beans are a nutritional must.

“Legumes are flowering plants that produce a pod, or seed-bearing carpel, that sometimes splits along its two seams to reveal the seeds inside when ripe. Forage legumes, like alfalfa, grow in pastures and are often eaten by livestock. Grain legumes, like beans, lentils, peas, and peanuts, are cultivated for their seeds, or pulses.” (Quote from www.ehow.com )

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