Forget Them Not: The 10 Most Underrated Foods

03/13/2012 2:28 PM |

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3. Beans
From chickpeas to lentils, dry beans are a major source of protein in diets throughout the world. Yet I never ate much growing up, except in the form of tofu. Rather than sprinkle them on salads or drown them with pork fat, beans can easily take center stage in a meal, as other cuisines have generously proved. They’re good for your heart, as the saying begins, and easy on the environment to grow.