Peas and beans

The OpenFields library holds resources about peas, beans and lentils, which are also known as legumes, or pulses. They are all the seeds of plants belonging to the Pea family, Leguminosae, which gets its name from the characteristic pod or legume that protects the seeds while they are forming and ripening.

With approximately 13,000 species, the family Leguminosae is the second largest in the plant kingdom and it is very important economically. Nutritionally, the seeds are high in protein, and the plants support nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their roots.

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