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The Tastiest Beans & Legumes

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List RulesAny bean or legume that you consider tasty

A list of beans and other legumes. These are edible plants in which the leaves, stems, flowers, or roots are edible. This list does not include edible plants that are funguses, seeds, or treated as fruits. What are the tastiest beans? Something to consider: the word vegetable is based on culinary tradition. It is not scientific. Edible plants traditionally used to make savory dishes are typically considered vegetables. That said, some vegetables are occasionally used to also make sweet dishes, such as carrots, rhubarb, and even avocados. While some of the vegetables on this list may be eaten raw, more often than not, vegetables are cooked. So whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just a well rounded carnivore, enjoy this list of beans and other legumes.
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  • Peanut1
    122
    55
    Latin Name: Arachis hypogaea
  • Chickpea2
    115
    53
    Latin Name: Cicer arietinum
  • Green bean3
    111
    54
    Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Lentil4
    100
    45
    Latin Name: Lens culinaris
  • Pea5
    88
    48
    Latin Name: Pisum sativum
  • Black-eyed pea6
    60
    43
    Latin Name: Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata
  • Lima Bean7
    65
    50
    Latin Name: Phaseolus lunatus
  • Garbanzo8
    59
    46

    Garbanzo

    Latin Name: Cicer arietinum
  • Soybean9
    48
    40
    Latin Name: Glycine max
  • Fava bean10
    44
    44

    Fava bean

    Latin Name: Vicia faba
  • Okra11
    46
    46
  • Common Bean12
    31
    31
    Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Azuki bean13
    26
    25
    Latin Name: Vigna angularis
  • Winged bean14
    24
    25
    Latin Name: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
  • Tepary bean15
    18
    23
    Latin Name: Phaseolus acutifolius
  • Velvet bean16
    16
    21

    Velvet bean

    Latin Name: Mucuna pruriens
  • Dolichos bean17
    16
    22

    Dolichos bean

    Latin Name: Lablab purpureus
  • Urad bean18
    18
    25

    Urad bean

    Latin Name: Vigna mungo
  • Mung bean19
    22
    33
    Latin Name: Vigna radiata
  • Runner bean20
    15
    23
    Latin Name: Phaseolus coccineus
  • Ricebean21
    17
    26

    Ricebean

    Latin Name: Vigna umbellata
  • Indian pea22
    16
    26

    Indian pea

    Latin Name: Lathyrus sativus
  • Horse gram23
    16
    26
    Latin Name: Macrotyloma uniflorum
  • Tarwi24
    10
    19

    Tarwi

    Latin Name: Lupinus mutabilis
  • Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis25
    12
    23
    Latin Name: Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis