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Beans are some of the healthiest foods you can enjoy!
NUTRITION OF DRY BEANS
Beans are an excellent source of vegetable protein and minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc. They are rich in folic acid, an element associated with the reduction of such birth defects as Spina Bifida, and they also protect against heart disease. Beans are also a good source of non-lactic calcium. They are rich in soluble dietary fibre, which helps to bring down cholesterol levels and also contain estrogens of vegetable origin, which contribute towards reducing certain cancers caused by hormonal action. (Information from US Dry Bean Council)
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