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Pulses (Legumes)

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Food

Nutrients

Benefits

Chickpeas

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium, Zinc
  • Manganese
  • Beta-Carotene
  • High In folic acid
  • Support kidney function.
  • Digestive cleanser.
  • Excellent source of vegetable protein.

Kidney beans

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Folic Acid
  • Protein
  • High in fibre
  • Cleanse the digestive tract.
  • Increase beneficial bacteria
  • Remove excess cholesterol

Lentils

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Rich source of potassium
  • Zinc
  • Folic acid
  • Good source of minerals for nearly every organ in the body.
  • Neutralize acids produced in muscles.

Mung beans

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron, Zinc
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B3 & B5
  • Folic acid
  • Great heart and blood cleanser
  • Excellent for detoxification

Soya beans

  • Calcium
  • Iron, omega-3
  • Phosphorus
  • Beta-carotene
  • Amino acids
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin C
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Protein
  • A perfect vegetarian protein
  • A potent phyto-oestrogen which may
  • Help prevent breast/ovarian cancers
  • Excellent source of lecithin to help lower cholesterol
  • May be used as a good alternative to cow's dairy

Tofu

  • Iron
  • Amino acids
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin a
  • Vitamin K
  • Perfect vegetarian source of protein. Balances hormones
  • Anti-cancer
  • Lowers cholesterol