Beans have been historically regarded as a meal for the low income families and were mainly consumed by the lower class, who could not afford to purchase meat. It’s not until the United States experienced the sacrifice and troubling times of the Great Depression that beans were considered a staple in most American homes.
This was really the first time American’s saw beans as a source of protein. Bean demand also increased during World War II, when they provided soldiers with the nutrients to fight on. Beans were much more accessible and easier to store than meat, which was ideal for soldiers always on-the-go.
Beans are the sole food that falls under the vegetable group and protein group on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Now it’s easier to understand why beans are so cool! If you make the healthy choice to include beans in your diet, then you may experience the healthy benefit of lowering your cholesterol.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a sacrifice! Fava beans are often used as a protein alternative for Vegetarians in order to provide them with proper nutrition and protein for their diets. We will dive more into bean nutrition in our next post!
There are over 40,000 beans available throughout the world, so there’s no excuse to get bored of beans. Although, only a small amount of beans are produced for our consumption. That still leaves plenty of beans for our enjoyment. You can eat fava beans a number of ways, including fresh and raw, cooked or dried. You may need to get creative with different recipes, but the health benefits are definitely worth it. Check our recipes often to learn how you can incorporate beans into your meal plan.
About Nuttee Bean Co.™
The Nuttee Bean Co.™ provides quality, healthy, non-allergenic, flavorful and affordable snack products that can be enjoyed by everyone. The Nuttee Bean Co.™’s first product line of Roasted Fava Beans is a high protein, gluten-free and nut-free snack that is crunchy like a nut. Nuttee Bean™ Roasted Fava Beans will be available in hundreds of convenience stores in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and online at www.NutteeBeans.com and www.beansRcool.com.