What’s In Your Market Share This Week?
Customers may have seen green beans in the share this week. Did you know that green beans are scientifically considered a legume? A legume is an umbrella term and includes any plant that grows its seeds inside a pod. All beans are classified as legumes, but not all legumes are beans. Legumes are rich in minerals, fiber and vitamins. Some different types of legumes include:
- Peanuts- packed with healthy fats and high-quality protein
- Lentils- are a great source of plant protein and iron, eating them may reduce blood sugar levels.
- Green beans- high in Vitamin K and fiber
- Black-eyed peas- rich in magnesium and potassium
- Snap Peas- helps promote a healthy gut and blood pressure
There are well over 10,000 variations of beans in the world. The most common varieties include:
Pinto Beans- helps reduce cholesterol
Kidney Beans- helps reduce the rise in blood sugar that happens after a meal
Black Beans- helps with blood sugar management
Navy Beans- contain a lot of fiber
Legumes are versatile, delicious and among the most inexpensive foods. Can be made into dips (such as hummus), paired with grains (beans and rice) or used in soups and salads.
These recipes are perfect for those seeking to try something new with legumes:
- Crunchy and refreshing Black Bean Confetti Salad pairs great with tacos
- Black beans with Coconut Rice and Plantains are sure to make all your senses pleased
- Middle East Lentils and Rice is so simple but delicious.
- Follow along with a video to make Crunchy Lemon-Rosemary Chickpeas
Create connections with your family and try out some of these Foodprints Anywhere activities:
- Take a look at the Recipe Videos and pick one to follow along with.
- Bake Muffins for breakfast or a snack.
- Our Guide on Whole Grains has all the need to know information.