Staples in the cuisines of the world's healthiest people, Niki Bezzant sheds some light on legumes and pulses.
There's lots of hype around plant-based protein. Most of the faux chicken, mince, burgers and sausages are made from a mix of ingredients and most include members of a family of foods that are pretty super, and we should try and include in our diets regularly.
"Legumes" doesn't sound like a superfood family. But these humble plant foods are pretty useful in a super diet.
We tend to hear the terms pulses and legumes tossed into healthy eating advice, but we may