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The flattened seed, contained in a pod, of various leguminous plants. Beans of pharmacologic significance are alphabetized by specific name.
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Nutrition A protein-rich plant seed
Examples Baked, black, kidney, lentil, navy, pinto, red, soy, white; beans are high in folic acid, manganese, and soluble fiber, and may decrease the risk of cancer of lung and pancreas, neural tube defects, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and DM
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Patient discussion about bean
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)More discussions about bean
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