Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How Do I Use it? Beans Part I: Background

Beans beans the magical fruit, the more you eat.... Actually beans are quite healthy for you! Let's look at some of the facts.
  • They are one of the world's oldest cultivated crops.
  • May also be referred to as peas, legumes, and lentils
  • Black, pinto, and kidney beans are the most commonly used beans, but there are many varieties.
  • Great source of Protein
  • Some beans actually contain toxins, but thorough cooking destroys it.
  • Tons of fiber.
  • Beans contain oligosaccharides, which is why they cause flatulence.
  • Brazil is the top producer of beans.
  • China is the top producer of green beans.
Why Should it be in Your Food Storage?
  • Inexpensive
  • Tons of Uses
  • Flavorful
  • High Fiber aids in digestion
  • Protein and complex carbs are great as a meat alternative.
  • Nutritionally Dense
Join me next week for Part II on beans.
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