Beans truly are the world’s most versatile ingredient. They can go from superstar main dish to supporting role in a snap. No matter how you serve them, you can feel good knowing beans are a nutritional powerhouse and an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

the benefits of beans

Very high source of dietary fibre
A source of vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients
One of the richest sources ofplant-based protein
Very low in saturated fat
Deliciously gluten-free
A source of folate
Low glycemic index
An excellent source of energy-containing complex carbohydrates

look what beans can do

Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical research1 has shown that eating beans regularly can help prevent spikes in blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, and reduce bad cholesterol - all factors in cardiovascular disease.


Beans are an excellent food choice for people living with diabetes2. They have a low glycemic index, are high in fibre, low in fat, and include slowly digestible starches.

Birth Defects

Beans contain folate (folic acid), an important vitamin required by pregnant women3. The folate in beans helps protect against neural tube defects and birth defects of the spine and brain, including Spina Bifida.

Nutritious and affordable, Canadian beans offer tremendous culinary possibilities! Get cooking with beans tonight!

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