Monday, January 6, 2014

Spilling the Beans about Bean Day

By Sarah Correll
Beans are celebrated with their own holiday each year on January 6th. What’s so great about beans?

They’re nutritious.


Dry beans (chickpeas, kidney beans, and pinto beans, among others) are a relatively low-calorie and low-fat source of protein, with less than 165 Calories and more than 7.7 grams of protein per 100 grams. They also provide calcium, fiber, iron, and folic acid. See the full nutritional value of beans here.

They’re important tools in the fight against hunger.


Beans are inexpensive and packed with nutrients. Combine that with their long shelf life, and we have a great tool to fight hunger at home and abroad.

They’re versatile.

They can be cooked in everything from cookies to chili to bok choy.

They’re delicious.


What is your favorite bean recipe? Find a list here!

Now no one can say that you don’t know beans.

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