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A family of plants that bear edible seeds in pods, including beans and peas.
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Patient discussion about Legumes

Q. am allergic to all nuts and seeds, is it possible to be allergic to all legumes as well ie soy beans

A. Yes, it's possible, although not extremely common. You can read more here (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/food_allergy/page2_em.htm)

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Because once the popular grains such as cowpea and soybean were not available, they resorted to these legumes and that is why we refer to them as underutilised and we discovered that they are going into extinction because farmers are no more interested in producing them.
Les prix des legumes au niveau des marches de gros seraient inferieurs aux prix referentiels, selon les mandataires des marches de gros de Boufarik et des Eucalyptus.
This diet includes brown rice, legumes, milk, and much more.
I've just looked up legumes and find they are grown for silage and livestock food.
A Legumes are vegetables such as beans, peas and lentils and possibly wholegrains.
Rather than brands, the common thread appears to be legumes (peas, beans, lentils, chickpeas, soybeans, peanuts), pulses (seeds of legumes), and/or potatoes as main ingredients in the food.
The weed can sprout but it cannot attach itself to the legumes roots and it is killed by the chemicals, explains Prof Dida.Other crops such as cotton, groundnuts and cow peas can also be planted to supress the weed.
Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Grain Legumes; Volume 1: Advances in Breeding and Cultivation Techniques