10 High-Protein Beans

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Besides four grams of protein, a half-cup serving of green peas also packs in 4 grams of satiating fiber—equivalent to 14 percent DV—for only 67 calories.

Green Peas

Edamame, or immature soybeans, are not only good sources of protein, but they're also high in calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and folate

Soy Beans

Also called "butter beans," limas are an excellent source of the trace mineral, which helps the body detoxify sulfites that are found in prepared foods,"

Lima Beans

With a pleasant earthy flavor and a quarter of your daily fiber per serving (6 grams), the texture of these beans allows them to flex and fit into recipes

Cannellini Beans

One of the easiest legumes to consume because of their multitasking abilities (try them in everything from creamy hummus to falafel to roasted and sprinkled

Garbanzo Beans

Named after the organ it resembles, these beans are potassium rockstars and a half cup supplies 21 percent of your iron needs.

Red Kidney Beans

Haven't tried these speckled, chestnutty beans yet? Start now for an ample dose of protein, calcium, and potassium. When a pasta fagioli soup calls for beans


"Pinto beans are one of the most popular beans worldwide," Previte says. Great news, because "they are particularly rich in kaempferol

Pinto Beans

The slightly smaller cousin of great northern beans, these creamy legumes are mild, versatile, and packed with manganese, copper, and thiamine

Navy Beans

black-eyed peas are a great source of iron, vitamin B9 and folate

Black-Eyed Peas

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