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Legume Crops

  • By: Andrew Jackson Waskey
  • In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Environmental Policy

Legumes are plants in the botanical family Fabaceae, which is also called Leguminosae, or the pea family. Legumes are the second-largest family of flowering plants, with between 14,000 and 17,000 species and as many as 18,000 species that belong to the ...

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