BEANS

Almost all parts of the bean are highly nutrious. They're rich in
protein and vitamins.
   
Red Kidney Bean


Also known as Mexican bean and haricot rouge, this medium-sized, elongated bean ranges in colour from deep red to a lighter pink. Creamy texture and full-bodied flavour when cooked.
 Borlotti Bean


Also known as cranberry bean or Roman bean.
A brown bean, with wine-coloured dappling. Sweet flavoured, the colouring fades with cooking.
   
  Cannellini Bean


Mild-flavoured and fluffy when cooked, this bean is popular in Italy, in particular, Tuscany, where Florence is known as the city of mangia fagioli (bean-eaters).
 Navy Bean


Also known as haricot bean, this is the bean in baked beans. A member of the white bean family, this small, oval variety is very similar to the great northern bean.

Beans are good sources of vegetable protein, contain 7% carbohydrates, are rich in vitamins and are important food staples. Some beans contain more protein than meat and are very rich in minerals salts and vitamins.


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