3 July – Eat Beans Day
Today is Eat Beans Day! Did you know that beans have more fibre than most whole grain foods? They are also high in protein and very low in fat, which makes them one of the most heart-healthy foods known to man. It is recommended that adults eat at least three cups of beans every week, which is about three times more than the average person usually consumes.
There are thousands of different bean varieties. Some of the most popular include: soybeans, lima beans, pinto beans, green beans, black beans, white beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, and black-eyed peas.
To celebrate Eat Beans Day, cook up your favourite bean recipe for dinner tonight!