Category Archives: pulse legumes

Don’t feed the astronauts baked beans! by Andrew Ormerod in conversation with Colin Leakey

Common beans Phaseolus vulgaris are the most important grain legume for human nutrition in the world feeding around 300 million people around the world – particularly in Latin America and Africa – where they are often labelled ‘Meat of the … Continue reading

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What was behind the curtain? by Andrew Ormerod in conversation with Colin Leakey

What do you do on Saturdays?  Go shopping may be, or go to watch a football match? Imagine you are at school and as part of your biology class you are asked to turn your hand to carry out practical … Continue reading

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Beanz meanz ……. BITS by Andrew Ormerod in conversation with Colin Leakey

One of our favourite legume dishes in the UK are tinned baked beans, which have increased in popularity after World War II. They are a popular and durable food made from a form of the common bean Phaseolus vulgaris originating … Continue reading

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