Beans are sometimes referred to as pulses or legumes. Beans
are a dietary staple in virtually every culture. They are a great source of protein , calcium, iron, B vitamins, folic acid, potassium and fiber. They are a fat-free and cholesterol free food.
Beans can be purchased either dried or canned. Both are a
great value. And both are well worth having on your pantry shelf. For the
purposes of this discussion, dried beans are the topic at hand. Cooking a pot
of dried beans, gives you the greatest control over the outcome and is
really one of the least expensive sources of nutrients available!
Dried beans are readily available. Most stores carry a wide variety. They are inexpensive and easily stored on a pantry shelf. Check out the bean aisle at your store next time you shop. You may be surprised by what you find.