Title

Legumes

Campus Units

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2012

Journal or Book Title

Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health

First Page

1599

Last Page

1603

Abstract

Legumes have been part of the human diet for thousands of years. With their multiple health benefits, they deserve a central role in contemporary cuisine as well. The seed-bearing pod of legumes makes them distinguishable from other plant families. The oilseeds, such as soybeans and peanuts, are categorized separately from the grain legumes or beans, such as pinto, kidney, lima, cowpeas, fava, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), len­tils, and dry peas. Scientific research linking grain legume consumption to positive health, nutrition, and longevity outcomes continues to emerge.

Comments

This book chapter is published as Winham DM. “Legumes.” Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health. Ed. James M. Rippe, MD. Thousand Oaks, CA. SAGE, 2012:1599-603. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

SAGE Publications, Inc

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Published Version

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