Interesting Facts about Beans and Pulses

Green legumes

Pulses belong to the legumes family and are referred to as dried seeds. The most common types of pulses include dried beans, peas, and lentils. Moreover, they are packed with fiber and protein with minimal fats. This nutritional property of beans and pulses makes them the most suitable replacement of meat. For … Read more

Everything about Pinto Beans

Pinto beans

Scientifically known as Phaseolus vulgaris, Pinto beans are a common variety of beans. These common beans are an extremely popular ingredient in most of the Mexican dishes. Other beans of this family are kidney beans, navy beans, and black beans. Pinto beans are also commonly known by several other names such as … Read more

Health Benefits of Beans

Bean soup on a plate

Beans come from the Fabaceae family, known as the pea, legume or bean family. Beans either grow in pods or capsules that develop from flowers. Some legumes include peanuts, peas, and lentils, which can be bought dry, canned, or frozen. For some beans, only the seeds are edible, while some have its … Read more

Everything about Cranberry Beans

Crimson, a new cranberry dry bean, cultivated by scientists at the Agricultural Research Service

The cranberry bean, also known as the borlotti bean, is a rich nutty-flavored bean that is native to Columbia. Also known by the names of Roman bean, Saluggia bean, Gadra bean, or Rosecoco beans, it is a tan-colored bean streaked with magenta or black and used in various cuisines around the world … Read more

Top 15 High-Fiber Foods You Should Consume

Dried kidney beans

Fiber is a word used for plant-based foods (vegetables, grains, beans, fruits, and nuts) and is not broken down by the body. It moves through the body undigested, eases the bowel motion, keeps the digestive system healthy and clean, and flushes harmful carcinogens and cholesterol out of your body. Fiber, called roughage, … Read more