Beans, dried

Beans, dried

A bean is a seed of one of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, which are used for human or animal food.

The word "bean" and its Germanic cognates (e.g., German Bohne) have existed in common use in West Germanic languages since before the 12th century, referring to broad beans and other pod-borne seeds. This was long before the New World genus Phaseolus was known in Europe. After Columbian-era contact between Europe and the Americas, use of the word was extended to pod-borne seeds of Phaseolus, such as the common bean and the runner bean, and the related genus Vigna. The term has long been applied generally to many other seeds of similar form, such as Old World soybeans, peas, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), other vetches, and lupins, and even to those with slighter resemblances, such as coffee beans, vanilla beans, castor beans, and cocoa beans. Thus the term "bean" in general usage can mean a host of different species.

Beans are high in protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron. Beans also have significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber, with one cup of cooked beans providing between nine and 13 grams of fiber. Soluble fiber can help lower blood cholesterol.

Consuming beans adds significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber to a diet, with one cup of cooked beans providing between nine and thirteen grams of fiber. Soluble fiber can help lower blood cholesterol. Adults are recommended to have up to two (female), and three (male) servings. 3/4 cup of cooked beans provide one serving.

Dried beans Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits

Dried beans are about 11.33% water, 62.55% carbohydrates (including 2.11% sugar and 15.5% dietary fiber), 21.42% protein, and 1.23% fat. If you consume one cup of dried beans it will provide you with 125.1 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 96.23 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, dried beans supply 347 calories and are an excellent source of Vitamin B9 (folate, DFE), Vitamin B1 (thiamin), and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) (131.25%, 64.82%, and 36.46% of the Daily Value, respectively). So if you have dried beans in your diet, it helps your body to lower the possibility of birth defects in the baby (so pregnant women or women who are planning, usually take folic acid), synthesize of red blood cells and even DNA and RNA, create more red blood cells and it is effective against preeclampsia probabilities in pregnant womenhomocysteine levels which lowers the risk of kidney diseaseage-related hearing loss. At the same time they contain an appreciable amount of Copper, Manganese and Phosphorus attaining 99.22%, 63.78% and 58.71% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.