Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Two Branches on the Legume Family Tree.

Beans, peas and lentils are branches on the legume family tree, as are peanuts, asparagus beans, soybeans, black-eyed peas and sugar snap peas.  Besides being versatile, legumes are high in fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorous. Naturally low in fat, contain slim to none of saturated fat, and cholesterol free as well, they are almost a perfect little food within themselves.   Almost, except that they contain a compound known as an “anti-nutrient”.