Archive for the ‘Beans & Legumes’ Category

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Health Benefits of Tofu and Tempeh

We have placed soy foods (such as tofu and tempeh) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like tofu and tempeh) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Soy foods can be difficult to […]

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Health Benefits of Soybeans

We have placed soy foods (such as soybeans) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like soybeans) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Soy foods can be difficult to find in high-quality form; […]

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Health Benefits of Pinto beans

Combine the creamy pink texture of pinto beans with a whole grain such as brown rice and you have a virtually fat-free high quality protein meal. Dried pinto beans are generally available in prepackaged containers as well as bulk bins; both canned and dried pinto beans are available throughout the year. Pinto beans have a […]

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Health Benefits of Navy beans

The navy bean got its current popular name because it was a staple food of the United States Navy in the early 20th century. These small white beans are perfect for making baked beans. Dry navy beans are available year-round in prepackaged containers as well as bulk bins. Canned navy beans are also available year […]

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Health Benefits of Miso

We have placed soy foods (such as miso) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like miso) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Soy foods can be difficult to find in high-quality form; […]

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Health Benefits of Lima beans

Sometimes called “butter beans” because of their starchy yet buttery texture, lima beans have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes. Although fresh lima beans are often difficult to find, they are worth looking for in the summer and fall when they are in season. Dried and canned lima beans are available […]

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Health Benefits of Lentils

Compared to other types of dried beans, lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They readily absorb a variety of wonderful flavors from other foods and seasonings, are high in nutritional value and are available throughout the year. Lentils are legumes along with other types of beans. They grow in pods that contain either […]

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Health Benefits of Kidney beans

Both dried and canned kidney beans are available throughout the year. Dried beans are generally available in prepackaged containers as well as in bulk bins. True to their name, these popular beans are kidney shaped and are especially good in simmered dishes where they absorb the flavors of seasonings and the other foods with which […]

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Health Benefits of Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

Many public health organizations—including the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society—recommend legumes as a key food group for preventing disease and optimizing health. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends 3 […]

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Health Benefits of Dried peas

When fresh peas are not available or when you want to enjoy a starchier, hardier flavored legume, dried peas are the perfect choice; they are available any time of the year. Although they belong to the same family as beans and lentils, they are usually distinguished as a separate group because of the ways in […]