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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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  • 1
    Chickpea
    110
    47
    Latin Name: Cicer arietinum
  • 2
    Lentil
    100
    42
    Latin Name: Lens culinaris
  • 3
    Peanut
    114
    54
    Latin Name: Arachis hypogaea
  • 4
    Green bean
    106
    51
    Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
  • 5
    Pea
    88
    47
    Latin Name: Pisum sativum
  • 6
    Lima Bean
    63
    46
    Latin Name: Phaseolus lunatus
  • 7
    Black-eyed pea
    57
    43
    Latin Name: Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata
  • 8
    Garbanzo
    60
    46

    Garbanzo

    Latin Name: Cicer arietinum
  • 9
    Soybean
    49
    40
    Latin Name: Glycine max
  • 10
    Okra
    46
    46
  • 11
    Fava bean
    42
    43

    Fava bean

    Latin Name: Vicia faba
  • 12
    Common Bean
    30
    31
    Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
  • 13
    Azuki bean
    25
    24
    Latin Name: Vigna angularis
  • 14
    Winged bean
    24
    24
    Latin Name: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
  • 15
    Velvet bean
    16
    20

    Velvet bean

    Latin Name: Mucuna pruriens
  • 16
    Tepary bean
    18
    23
    Latin Name: Phaseolus acutifolius
  • 17
    Dolichos bean
    16
    21

    Dolichos bean

    Latin Name: Lablab purpureus
  • 18
    Urad bean
    18
    25

    Urad bean

    Latin Name: Vigna mungo
  • 19
    Runner bean
    16
    22
    Latin Name: Phaseolus coccineus
  • 20
    Ricebean
    17
    25

    Ricebean

    Latin Name: Vigna umbellata
  • 21
    Mung bean
    21
    32
    Latin Name: Vigna radiata
  • 22
    Indian pea
    17
    26

    Indian pea

    Latin Name: Lathyrus sativus
  • 23
    Horse gram
    16
    25
    Latin Name: Macrotyloma uniflorum
  • 24
    Moth bean
    13
    22
    Latin Name: Vigna acontifolia
  • 25
    Tarwi
    10
    18

    Tarwi

    Latin Name: Lupinus mutabilis