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Legumes (pulses)



In Greek: όσπρια, pronounced OS-pree-yah
Photos of Ospria - Greek Legumes
© Jim Stanfield
Legumes - lentils, peas, and beans - make up a large part of the traditional Greek diet. From fava beans (broad beans) to chickpeas, yigandes (giant beans), navy and Great Northern beans, and other types, beans are used in recipes for everything from appetizers to breads. In Greece, beans are often sold in large barrels as shown here, and loose in sacks, but are also available in commercial packaging, and can be found in supermarkets around the world.
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