Beans, peas and lentils are all legumes and are among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. Legumes are typically low in fat, and high in fiber, folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. Beans and other legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol.
If you're looking to add more beans and other legumes to your diet, this visual guide can help get you started.
By the way, these are adzuki beans. Also known as azuki beans, field peas or red oriental beans, they're common in Japanese and Chinese cuisines.