he legumes are fruit of plants of the order Fabales, consisting of the single family Leguminosae (peas, beans, vetch, and so on). The dry fruit releases its seeds by splitting open along two seams.
Legumes furnish food for humans and animals and provide edible oils, fibres, and raw material for plastics.
Nutritionally, they are high in protein and contain many of the essential amino acids.
Greece produces all the top varieties and is famous for its mashed fava beans, the lentils, and the chick-peas.
Important export of Greek legumes and pulses takes place every day, comprising a significant source of agricultural income and foreign exchange for the country