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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.

  Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

  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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