The New York Times, May 19, 1998
Space Crops for Astronauts
Hydroponically grown crops will be almost the entire source of ingredients for the foods astronauts will consume on remote space stations in decades to come. The list of crops, which must supply nearly all the astronauts' protein as well as vitamins, minerals, fiber and culinary variety, includes plants well-adapted to growing in nutrient-enriched water and short enough to fit in the troughs that will be available in space.
Common beans (kidney, lentils, etc.)