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Legumes represent a vast family of plants including more than 500 genera and more than 10,000 species.

Legumes are the fruit pod of a plant originally from Central and South America. The word bean refers to the fruit, the seed and the plant that produces them. The pods of most beans varieties can be eaten fresh if gathered before reaching maturity. Once mature, they are no longer edible raw; the beans are shelled and the seeds called "pulses," can be used dried, and cooked.

Here is an impressive list of beans with detailed illustrations of their health benefits and nutrition facts:
adzuki beans
Adzuki beans
black gram
Black gram (Urad beans)
chickpeas
Chickpea (garbanzo beans)
cowpeas
Cowpeas (black-eyed peas)
edamame
Edamame (green soybeans)
fava beans
Fava beans (Broad bean)
french beans
Green beans
green peas
Green peas
hyacinth beans
Hyacinth (lablab) bean
lentils
Lentils
lima beans
Lima beans
mung beans
Mung beans
navy beans
Navy beans (haricot)
pigeon peas
Pigeon peas (Red gram)
pinto beans
Pinto beans
snap peas
Snap peas
soybeans
Soybeans
winged bean
Winged bean
yardlong beans
Yardlong beans

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