Black beans that have been soaked and washed extensively before high temperature treatment to deactivate anti-nutrients and toxins like lectin. Lectin damages the gut wall at high concentrations, causing diarrhoea, vomiting and malabsorption of nutrients. As such, only black beans that have undergone proper detoxification treatment is safe to be consumed. Our black beans serve as a cheap meal replacement for people who need a high protein snack that is healthy.
Instructions for Use
Can be eaten as a healthy high protein snack on its own or after reheating.
One cup (172 grams) of cooked black beans contains roughly:
Protein: 15.2 grams
Fiber: 15 grams
Folate (vitamin B9): 64% of the RDI
Manganese: 38% of the RDI
Magnesium: 30% of the RDI
Thiamine (vitamin B1): 28% of the RDI
Iron: 20% of the RDI
Black beans are a great source of fiber, protein and folate.
Black beans may also help reduce the spike in blood sugar that occurs after eating a meal, which may help reduce the risk of diabetes and weight gain.
This beneficial effect is because black beans have a lower glycemic index compared to many other high-carbohydrate foods. This means they cause a smaller rise in blood sugar after a meal.
A couple of studies have shown that if people eat black beans with rice, the beans can reduce this rise in blood sugar compared to when people eat rice alone.