Beans

Dry Beans

drybeans

Key Facts Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) have historically been a staple food and widely consumed source of protein and other nutrients. Generally beans are very safe but must be cooked properly to destroy lectins which can be toxic. Beans are annual row crops and include many different varieties. The per capita consumption is approximately 7.5 pounds; pinto is the most popular variety. A source of more than just protein, beans are referred to as a “superfood” due to their high nutritional value. Introduction Coming soon… Foodborne Outbreaks Most beans contain a class of protein called lectins, which have the Read more