There are many different varieties of beans. Some of the most common types include: lima, kidney, navy, pinto, great northern, small white and red. Beans store well, are inexpensive and can be prepared in many different ways. They are often combined with a small amount of meat as an entrée or used as a side dish.
Did you know?
- Beans are part of the meat group in the Food Guide Pyramid because they are a good source of protein.
- You should have two to three servings from the protein or meat group daily.
- A serving is one cup of cooked beans.
- Beans are high in fiber, low in fat, and a good source of protein, carbohydrates, folate, and many trade minerals. They provide good nutrition for low cost.
- Kidney, navy and northern beans are examples of beans that could be in a diet daily. These are called “everyday” choices. A “sometimes” choice would be bean dip because of the added fat and calories.
This guide to beans will teach you the vast nutritional benefits of beans, including:
- Improve your cooking skills!
- Learn how to prepare dry beans for eating.
- Learn how to cook beans.
- Learn how to store dry beans and cooked beans.
With a variety of healthy recipes, this guide explains the vast nutritional benefits of beans. Easy to store in case of an emergency, this healthful food is ideal for survival situations.