Food Comparison

November 2002 Issue

Beyond Soup: Beans, Peas and Lentils Serve Up Great Nutrition

Legumes—beans, peas and lentils— are among the world’s most popular foods and among the best nutrition bargains in your supermarket. But if you eat them only in soups, it’s time to think outside the can. Besides their winning nutrition profiles, legumes offer unmatched versatility in recipes and cost less than 25 cents a serving. Nutrition Arsenal. Legumes—especially lentils—are excellent sources of protein and one of the best natural sources

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