Advantage of Beans
The new U.S. Department of Agriculture dietary
guideline using the Eating Right Pyramid suggests, that the foods
lowest in fats, oils and sugars (fruits, vegetables, dry beans and
grains) should make up the largest portion of our daily meals.
The benefits of using beans on a daily basis have recently been
promoted because studies show beans help to reduce cholesterol while
providing excellent nutrition. When combined with nuts, seeds or
grains, they form a complete high-fiber vegetable protein.
Most beans contain only 2-3% fat. Beans are the
perfect food for a fat-restricted diet. You may never have to count
calories again. Beans contain no cholesterol, and they can help lower
your cholesterol level because they are one of the richest sources
Most beans contain at least 20% protein and are high in
carbohydrates which provides long-lasting energy.
In addition, beans provide essential B Vitamins and Iron.
Adding beans to your daily meals insures total nutrition, and with
our wide selection of beans you should be able to find the right
flavor for you.
Beans have been used throughout the earth for
thousands of years. They come in hundreds of shapes sizes and
colors, are versatile and amazingly convenient because they can be
dried and stored for years. Soaking beans for a couple of hours
brings them back to life, activating enzymes, proteins. minerals and
Beans can be eaten raw, sprouted or cooked, ground into flour,
curdled into tofu, fermented into Soya sauce, tempi and miso. They
are excellent in chilies, soups and salads.