Legumes are necessary in a balanced diet, even though many people ask if they should be included when trying to lose weight. However, it’s a nutritional myth that legumes contain a lot of calories. In fact, legumes are very healthy and even though some legumes contain a large number of calories, the truth is that they are low in saturated fats and are rich in protein, therefore they are healthy food.
For example, 100 grams of lentils only contain 116 calories, but also contain a large quantity of fibre, iron and protein. If you want to find out more information about calories, don’t hesitate to look at our food calorie calculator, along with the other nutritional tools.
With the following table of legumes and their calories, you can see which legumes contain the least amount of calories. If you want more information about each one, just click on the name and you will be able to see a nutritional file of each legume.