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Beans for good taste and good health!

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If you are running a bit low on meat and don’t want to head out to queue at the shops, don’t despair. Have a look in your store cupboard and, if you find a can of beans or a packet of dried beans, then you are in luck. Not only are beans good for you they make super tasty meals as well.
Beans are an affordable source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins.
There are many types of beans, each with a distinctive taste. Some of the most popular bean varieties are lima beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans and red beans.

Let’s have a look at red beans, a popular ingredient in chili, salads, and rice dishes and, of course, used by us in our best-selling New Mexican Chilli ready meal. One portion of cooked beans will give you around 15g of protein, 13g of fibre and 5mg of iron. The high fibre content can help reduce blood sugar levels, for example, one study found that consuming beans and rice is better for helping a person control their blood sugar levels than eating rice alone.

Head to the cupboard!