Are you making efforts to trim your budget? Your waistline? Your cholesterol count? If so, you may be getting more intimate with the aisle in the supermarket where one finds neatly stacked bags of beautifully colored dried beans and legumes. These lovely nuggets, also known as pulses, are the seeds harvested from the pods of their respective plants. Provided that they are eaten with grain, their protein content is quite comparable to that of meat, and their cost is significantly lower for you at the register and for all of us in terms of the resources they require to produce.
In a quest to find the cheapest source of protein in Somerville, I’ve discovered the lowest bean and legume prices so far at Seabra Foods, 624 Somerville Avenue. In the front of the store where they stack huge pyramids of staples such as rice, oil, and dried beans, you’ll find the following:
- Split Peas: $.79/pound
- Lentils: $.89/pound
- Red Kidney: $.99/pound
Can you find a cheaper source of protein in our city?