Legumes are edible seeds or pods, such as black beans, chickpeas, peas, and even peanuts, that grow from certain plants. When dried they are often referred to as pulses. They make a good exchange for red meat because they contain many of the same nutrients, but fewer of the drawbacks.One of the main advantages of …

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Quorn is a meat substitute product sold worldwide, primarily in Europe. It is sold as both a cooking ingredient and as the meat substitute used in a range of prepackaged meals.All Quorn foods contain mycoprotein as an ingredient, which is derived from the Fusarium venenatum fungus. In most Quorn products, the fungus culture is dried …

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Since I went vegan (more or less) over a year ago, my consumption of soy (or soya) beans in their various forms has skyrocketed from rarely eaten to a major part of my diet. I’m happy with that, as everything I’ve read about soy indicates that it’s one of nature’s superfoods. A Harvard University article …

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