Filling Your Plate With Peas

Peas are the mature seeds of Pisum sativum. They share their species with sugar snap and snow peas. All of these varieites are legumes that belong to the the family Fabaceae, along with soybeans, fava beans, common beans (green snap beans, pinto beans, heirloom beans, Great Northern beans, black turtle beans, kidney beans, and navy beans), black-eyed peas, jicama, adzuki beans, lentils, lima beans, peanuts, chickpeas, carob, and licorice. The family also includes […]

Brown Lentils

Loving the Benefits of Legumes

Legumes have been sustaining human life for over 10,000 years. All cultures use legumes in their traditional dishes. They are the only cultivated crop that improves the fertility of the soil in which they are grown, through the beneficial bacteria that live on their roots and by drawing nitrogen from the air into the soil. […]