dry beans

Dry Beans

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 To contribute to the Dry Bean Introduction section, please follow this link: http://fsi.colostate.edu/suggest-a-topic/ Foodborne Outbreaks Most beans contain Read more