Beans are highly nutritious vegetables from the family of legumes. It originates from Mexico and it was brought to Europe in the 16th century. Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are recommended for consumption because of their biological and curative ingredients.
Young and fresh beans have low energy value, only 31 kcal per 100 g of raw product. Thanks to fibers they contain, beans are very satiating.
Beans are rich with vitamin A and numerous antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and β-Carotene. Further, beans are rich with folates, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
Because of these protective ingredients they contain, beans are a sort of food on the list of those which protect us from free radicals. Zeaxanthin is a prevention from harmful UV radiation.
Beans are a great source of folates. Folates have several important roles in our bodies, but they are most important for synthesis of DNA.
In addition to vitamins, beans contain important minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium, and they are all equally important for normal functioning of our organisms.
Beans can be prepared in various manners - they can be blanched, made as a stew, baked, put in salads or even grilled.
Storage conditions and expiration date:
- 24 months if stored below -18°C
- 30 days if stored between -12°C and -18°C
- 7 dana u slučaju čuvanja na temperaturnom days if stored between -6°C and -12°C
- 24 hours if stored between 0°C and +4°C
Frozen beans should be put in boiling water and from the moment the water restarts boiling, beans should be cooked for at least 15 - 20 minutes or until gastronomic effect is reached.