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Dry beans: A Great source of nutrition

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Dry Beans: A Great Source of Nutrition


Beans are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, which are used for energy. They are also a source of protein, which is needed for growth and the repair of tissues. Beans are a healthy and versatile way to meet nutritional guidelines. They are:


High in complex carbohydrates

High in protein

High in dietary fiber

High in foliate

Low in fat, especially saturated types

Cholesterol-free

Low in sodium


Below are the nutrient profiles for a variety of cooked dry beans:



Per Cup Cooked           Red Kidney           Blackeyes           Garbanzo          Large Lima           Baby Lima


Calories                       218                       200                     270                   218                      230


Carbohydrates              38g                       36g                     46g                   40g                      42g


Protein                         16g                       14g                    14g                    14g                      14g


Dietary Fiber                 8g                         12g                    6g                      12g                      12g


Folate                          130mcg                  358mcg             282mcg              156mcg                274mcg


Calcium                        78mg                     42mg                 80mg                 32mg                    52mg

Iron                               4mg                       4mg                  4mg                   4mg                      4mg


Fat                               1g                           1g                    4g                      1g                         1g


% calories from fat         0.02                        0.1                   0.28                    0.06                      0.06


Sodium                         8mg                        6mg                 10mg                   4mg                      6mg


Source: The California Dry Bean Board