Benefits of Legumes

March 4, 2021

Benefits of Legumes

Legumes are considered one of the most important crops and protein sources and are very popular in the Arab World.

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Legumes include chickpeas, broad beans, lentils, peas, beans, and many other foods that belong to the protein group. They are considered a vegetarian protein source and vegetarians can eat them as a substitute for animal sources of protein (meats). Legumes contain other nutrients, such as carbohydrates, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, folic acid, some B vitamins and dietary fiber that help reduce levels of cholesterol and sugar in the blood.
Legumes can be dried or canned and are a healthy nutritious option in any recipe because, unlike meats, they are rich in fiber.
This makes the digestion of meat faster while legumes are digested slowly, which gives a feeling of fullness for a longer period of time.
Most popular legumes are:
  • Broad beans
They are the Arab World’s most popular and demanded type of legumes. They fight fatigue and stress in the body because they contain protein and vitamins. They are good for the heart and can boost the immune system and stimulate digestion. You can use broad beans with these suggested recipes:  broad bean bread, broad bean with yogurt and tahini, broad bean salad, broad bean crepe rolls, broad bean Fattah, broad bean with veggies and many more in our website or Goody Kitchen magazines.
  • Chickpeas
It may not be known to many, but chickpeas have great benefits. They lower appetite and provide a longer satiety. They are considered an excellent help in cases of dysmenorrhea and weakness of liver and kidneys. They are also helpful for many skin diseases and have a low number of calories which makes them perfect for your diet. Enjoy the delicious taste of chickpeas and try them with these suggested recipes: sweet pepper and chickpea salad, prawns with chickpea and pepper, chickpea with avocado or sumac, quinoa and chickpea salad, meatballs and chickpea soup. Find out more recipes in our website or Goody Kitchen magazines.
  • Kidney Beans
They are called this because they look like kidney. Kidney beans are rich in taste, fat-free and excellent choice for weight loss. They help digest food, burn calories in the body, boost the memory, get rid of kidney stone, prevent cancer and balance sugar levels. Try them with our suggested recipes: kidney bean soup with orzo pasta (bird’s tongue), kidney bean curry, sausage with kidney bean curry and many more on our website and Goody Kitchen magazines.
  • Beans
They are small dark red beans that look like kidneys too. They maintain their color after cooking and have many benefits: calms nerves, purifies blood, stimulates liver, pancreas and heartbeats and helps the body get rid of toxins. Try them with our suggested recipes: mixed vegetables salad, triple bean salad, chicken enchilada with rice, mixed fruits and vegetables salads and many more recipes in our websites or Good Kitchen magazines.

Goody offers you high-quality canned legumes that fit in any recipe!