Eating Beans Can Change You And Can Change The World

The question isn’t what can you cook with beans. The question is what can’t you cook with beans. Legumes and pulses (edible legume seeds) are great for people and great for the planet.

A wonderful plant protein, they are cheap, fiber-rich, very nourishing and they require less water than other crops. They are also good for the soil, cutting down on synthetic fertilizer requirements.

Here are a few go-to choices for adding beans to your diet. Butterbeans have a meaty texture and come packed with potassium.

Lentils are versatile, easy and quick to cook and rich in polyphenols that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Borlotti beans are also known as cranberry beans or Roman beans, among a few other names. These beans are savory and sweet, and make a versatile ingredient in your recipes.

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