Legumes – seeds of legumes – the main sources of protein of plant origin. Also an excellent source of protein for vegetarians are nuts, seeds and cheese. Legumes in combination with grain serve as the basis for vegetarian nutrition. The benefits of beans are that, along with a high protein content, they are low in fat, they are rich in fiber and iron, B vitamins, and useful minerals.
Beans contain 25-40% of high-grade protein, and therefore their main value lies in the ability to easily replace meat products. Beans are the most important product not only for vegetarians, but also for those people who are contraindicated in the meat diet for health reasons. For better assimilation of beans by the body, as well as reducing cooking time, it is necessary to soak them in water for a while (preferably at night) before cooking, and combine the finished bean dishes with tomatoes, lemon juice and herbs. Continue reading