Peanuts are a legume, not a nut, originating in South America. They offer healthy omega fats, protein, fiber, and many vitamins and minerals.
Chickpeas are a Middle Eastern legume, rich in complex carbs, fiber, and plant-based protein, as well as vitamins and minerals like manganese and zinc.
Lima beans are a type of flat green beans grown in Peru, also known as butter or wax beans. They're a good source of fiber and rich in manganese, copper, and magnesium.
Green peas are small, spherical seeds from pea plants, high in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Available fresh, canned or frozen.
Kidney beans are red-hued legumes native to Central America and Mexico, high in fiber and protein. They also provide essential vitamins and minerals.
Black beans are a popular legume in Latin American and Caribbean cuisines, high in fiber and plant-based protein. They're also rich in calcium, B vitamins, and more.
Soybeans, a protein-rich legume consumed in Eastern Asia for millennia, are also a good source of vital nutrients such as vitamin K1, folate, copper, and manganese.
Lentils, consumed since 8000 B.C., are a staple in many cultures. Rich in plant-based protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
Pinto beans are popular in the US and a good source of fiber and protein. They are also high in thiamine, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium.
White beans, such as cannellini beans, are a common variety of beans that are a great source of fiber, protein, and nutrients like folate, magnesium, and iron.