Healthy Living Africa Legumes as a source of essential protein

Plants, such as legumes and tubers, also provide significant amounts of protein in the diet.

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Adding some variety to your choice of plant based proteins will ensure you get all the essential amino acids you need. play

Adding some variety to your choice of plant based proteins will ensure you get all the essential amino acids you need.

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While meat and dairy products are typically considered the best sources of protein, plants, such as legumes and tubers, also provide significant amounts of protein in the diet.

Although normally considered “incomplete” sources of protein as they do not contain all 9 essential amino acids the body need, this does not necessarily make them inferior.

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play Legumes include beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts

 

Adding some variety to your choice of plant based proteins will ensure you get all the essential amino acids you need.

Legumes include beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts.

An important bean in widespread use as a source of protein is the soybean.

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