Nutrition and DietRed beans: properties and benefits

Red beans: properties and benefits

Red beans provide interesting nutritional properties, being rich in protein and in dietary benefits such as fiber or minerals such as zinc and iron.

If you are as passionate about red beans as we are, discover more about its most important properties.

The red beans are a vegetable that precisely differ from green beans and black beans  not only in form and appearance but in different properties and benefits they bring from a nutritional and dietary view.

In fact, unlike the two beans mentioned above, raw red beans contain toxic substances that can wreak a lot of havoc on the person if they are not cooked in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Otherwise, they most likely can cause stomach upset, in addition to diarrhea and vomiting.

Regarding the use of this type of beans in the kitchen, surely in many moments you have seen them accompanied by meat (in fact, it becomes the ideal ingredient for the preparation of a delicious chili con carne).

Benefits of red beans

The red beans differ from a nutritional point of view of the white or black beans in its high iron content, ideal for preventing anemia mineral, so are also some vegetables especially advised in women with menstruation.

Also due to their high zinc content, they are ideal legumes not only to increase defenses, but to strengthen the immune system and even enhance and maintain fertility.

Like black beans, they are especially rich in fiber, so they are also interesting in  satiating the appetitepreventing constipation and colon cancer, and in regulating the release of insulin in diabetics.

Remember that if you want to enjoy the full flavor of red beans, it is best to cook them in boiling water for at least 10 minutes.

Nutritional values ​​of red beans

Calories 200 kcal.
Protein 13.7 g.
Carbohydrates 36 g.
Total fat 0.8 g.
Fiber 10 g.

 

 

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