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Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit!
Dried and canned beans are a great way to get protein and fiber. There are many varieties of beans including black beans, navy beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and great northern beans. Other foods that have the same nutritional benefits are chickpeas, split peas, and lentils.
Beans can be added to soups and stews, salads, dips, sandwiches, casseroles, desserts, or served as a side.
Canned beans are fully cooked and ready to eat cold or heated.
Dry beans need to be soaked and cooked first. Both dry and canned beans should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place.
Cooking dry beans takes three steps:
This content is intended to be used as general information only and is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed practitioner. Please consult with your physician to see if the advice in this article is appropriate for you.
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