Black Beans

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Black beans, also called turtle beans, are a healthy and versatile culinary staple popular throughout Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the southern United States.

Along with supplying protein and fiber, black beans are high in antioxidants, low on the glycemic index and provide cancer-fighting phytoestrogens.

Glycemic Index=20
Glycemic Load=5
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=8,040

Selecting and Storing Black Beans

Store dry black beans in a cool, dry place.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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