Sprouting of legumes improves their nutritional quality by activating metabolic enzymes, increasing digestibility and enhancing nutrient bioavailability. They are also rich sources of phenolic compounds that provide antioxidant properties.
Legumes are important protein sources and are also good sources of dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins. They can be consumed in a variety of ways, either raw or cooked. They are a staple in many cuisines, such as beans and rice in England or black bean soup in the United States. Legumes are low in fat and contain a lot of nutrients, such as folates, manganese, phosphorus, iron and potassium.
They are also high in soluble fiber, which can help to reduce cholesterol levels and control blood sugar levels. However, some legumes, such as lentils and kidney beans, contain carbohydrate compounds that can cause gas, so it is important to cook them well and to rinse canned beans before eating them. In addition, soaking dried beans and rinsing them before cooking can help to minimize gas production.
A coupe legumes is an essential piece of kitchen equipment for anyone who loves to prepare healthy meals at home. It will save you time and energy, allowing you to quickly and easily cut legumes and vegetables such as choux, radishes, gaufrettes, carottes, pommes de terre, onions and fromages into even and regular pieces. This handy and versatile kitchen tool is ideal for preparing your favorite salads, starters or ragouts. It is simple to use, robust and easy to clean.