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Nutrition & Health


Beans & Nutrition

Beans are a simply delicious, naturally nutritious food. We’re talking about dry edible beans, beans that are harvested when the beans are dry in the seed pod.

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Beans & Health

Numerous studies indicate that frequently eating beans as a part of a healthful diet may reduce risk as well as aid in managing a variety of chronic diseases.

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Beans for Babies

Beans are a plant-based food that provide key nutrients for a growing child, including protein, fiber, folate, magnesium, iron, and potassium.

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Cooking with Beans

The right Beans for you

When it comes to cooking with beans, home cooks and chefs have a lot of options. You can choose dry or canned beans, and you can choose from among tens of types of beans.

The following chart describes ten of the most common varieties of beans available in both dry and canned form in U.S. supermarkets.

Yummy Recipes

Beans are a simply delicious, naturally nutritious ingredient that works in so many recipes. Whether you’re looking for an awesome appetizer, simple salad, or an easy entrée, we’ve got many delicious options.

We’ve also got amazing recipes from chefs at The Culinary Institute of America featuring classic and contemporary dishes

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