Legumes – including beans and pulses – are the superheroes of a whole-food, plant-based diet because they pack tons of protein in a tiny package. When we went in search of the top-ranking beans and legumes for vegan protein per ounce, we found so many contenders we had to cover them all.

These high-protein plants have gotten humans through some hard times, nutritionally speaking. Now we should load up our plates, make soups and spreads, and welcome these little powerhouses into our lives on a daily basis. Just remember that most legumes require soaking for hours before consuming. So plan ahead. That said, they're worth it for their benefits to your body, health, and tastebuds. Hummus, we always loved you.

The Top 15 Legumes and Beans With the Most Protein

Top 15 Legumes and Beans

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