Legumes can be ideally characterized as the highlight of Mediterranean diet and also are among the list of Super Food. They are a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils and are among the most nutritious foods available. They are low in fat, have no cholesterol and are high in potassium, iron, and magnesium. They also contain beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber. A good source of protein, legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat and can be consumed by Vegetarians very easily.