Lentils Are a Legume - True or False?

Lentils Are a Legume – True or False?

We categorize lentils a legume, but are they really a legume? Well… there seems to be room for some debate as to whether lentils are a legume or a pulse. The dictionary I use defines ‘legume’ as: “a seed, pod, or other edible part of a leguminous plant used as food”.  The same dictionary defines …read more

Black Beans & Other Legumes

Black Beans & Other Legumes

  Legumes are a group of vegetables that encompasses peas, lentils and beans.  There are many different types and sizes of legumes such as: black beans, kidney beans, fava beans, garbanzo beans (chick peas), adzuki beans, black eyed beans, pinto beans, lentils, split peas, lima beans – to name a few.  They are a healthy and versatile choice …read more