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3 June 2008

Legumes provide a good source of protein and can be a healthy substitute for meat.

Legumes — a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils — are among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium.

* SOURCE:
  Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  www.mayoclinic.com/print/legumes/NU00260/METHOD=print

* LEARN MORE:
  Beans and Legumes - Descriptions and Photos
  You've Got to Eat Beans – Article
  Vegans Need to Eat More Greens, Beans and Nuts - Article
  Vegan Food Pyramid
  The Four New Food Groups

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