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.
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.
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.
Surprise and delight your dinner party guests with a dessert that is luscious, delicious, and full of... beans! Yes, this Bean and Coconut Pie will be the talk of the table! White pea beans are perfectly blended into the coconut filling for an extra punch of fibre and protein. Serve topped with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and beautifully toasted coconut flakes!
Pinto Bean & Chorizo Stew, it's the perfect comfort food to warm up with all season long. Flavoured with fragrant cumin, coriander, and allspice, this chunky stew is best served with a hot, buttered crusty roll for dipping.
Attention tart lovers, you’re going to want to try these delicious Maple Syrup & Bean Tarts made with local maple syrup, melty butter, crunch pecans, and Canadian beans. That’s right, white beans are beautifully blended into the filling for a sweet and fibre-rich surprise! Serve warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream or cool and enjoy with a cup of hot tea.