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legume

 [leg´ūm]
1. any plant of the large family Leguminosae.
2. the pod or fruit of one of these plants, such as a pea or bean; this is an important source of protein in a vegetarian diet.

legume

/le·gume/ (lĕ´gūm)
1. any plant of the large family Leguminosae.
2. the pod or fruit of one of these plants, such as a pea or bean.

legume

[leg′yo̅o̅m]
Etymology: L, legumen, pulse
any of the members of the Fabales order of dicotyledenous plants, including dried peas, beans, and lentils.

legume

Any of a number of edible seeds enclosed in pods, which are a rich source of protein, complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre, B vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc).

Examples
Soy beans, lima beans, peas, lentils, peanuts and others.

legume

any member of the pea family (Leguminosae). These plants have fruits which are pods containing one or more seeds. Examples are pea, bean, lupin, laburnum, gorse. Most legumes have root nodules and so can grow in soils deficient in nitrogen (see NITROGEN FIXATION). The root nodules are formed by symbiotic association with bacteria, typically Rhizobium species.

leg·ume

(lā-gyūm)
Pod or fruit from family of plants that includes peas, lentils, and beans.

legume

1. the pod or fruit of a leguminous plant, such as peas and beans.
2. a leguminous plant, i.e. a member of the family Leguminosae.

legume bloat
frothy ruminal tympany in cattle grazing clover or lucerne.

Patient discussion about legume

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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2012) reports that deficiencies of micro nutrients such as Zinc, boron and molybdenum in the field may bound legume growth as well as limit nitrogen fixation.
Effect of legume processing treatments individually or in combination on their phytic acid content.
To check the efficiency of the inoculation on any legume crop is not difficult and it can be checked in the comparison study of inoculated and non-inoculated of the same species of crop and see the difference of the number of nodules and their distribution on the root as well as careful breaking open nodules will reveal if they are pink or reddish colour showing that nodules are active; whereas green or white nodules are inactive.
Numerous health benefits have been linked with eating a diet that contains several servings of legumes each week.
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The outcome we are striving towards is the adoption of 250,000 hectares of innovative legume pastures on mixed farms by 2022 and then increasing that to one million hectares by 2026 boosting average farm profit by 10 percent and halving the risk of financial losses compared to intensively cropped farms, Dr Loss said.
The effects of 28 legume grain crops and five BM legume crops on soil mineral N were quantified in 16 experiments conducted during a 25-year period.
Legumes are vital source of dietary protein for large sector of the world's population.
Leguminous grains have high dietary fibre content and low lipid, with emerging evidence emphasizing the importance of legume grain as carriers of polyphenols, saponins, oxalates, lectins, phytosterols and enzyme inhibitors.
These rhizobia enter the roots of the legume and form a nodule, a portion of the root that is swollen.