Vegan friendly legumes are edible seeds or pods — such as black beans, chickpeas and peas. One of the main advantages of legumes is that they don’t contain much saturated fat, unlike red meat. They are also a lot cheaper to buy than other sources of protein.
Legumes are a good source of plant protein and they are packed with other nutrients, such as folate, calcium, potassium, zinc, B vitamins, and antioxidants. They also contain lots of fibre, which can help to lower cholesterol levels and lowers your risk of colon cancer and cardiovascular disease.