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Cannellini (Leguminocae)

ORIGIN & VARIETIES
Cannellini beans originated in Peru over 7000 years ago. Cannellini beans are related to kidney beans, and black beans, haricot, kidney, lima, mung, pinto and string beans are all members of the Phaseolus vulgaris variety. They were introduced into North America by native Americans and brought to Europe by early European explorers from the 15th century onwards.
Today, the largest producers of these dried common beans are India, China, Indonedia, Brazil and the US.

HEALTH BENEFITS

SUPER RICH In vitamins and minerals these beans contain iron, manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium, calcium, potassium and vitamins B9, B1, B2, B5 B6 & E.

PLANT PROTEINS Dried beans are very rich in protein, happy veggies!

REPAIR & REPLENISH Dried beans provide the right aid to the proper function of our organs. They are nutritious and regenerate our nervous system. Aren’t they soothing!

FLUSH THE SYSTEM Dried beans relieve the kidneys and are great diuretics.  
The adzuki bean in particular ensures good bowel movement, interrupts diarrhea and liberates the digestive tract from toxins. They also interrupt vomiting.

HEART HEALTH A good source of fiber, common beans lower cholesterol levels.
Also rich in antioxidants, folic acid, vitamin B6 and magnesium, they help lower levels of homocysteine which in high levels cause heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular diseases.

DIABETES The high fiber content in common beans stabilises sugar levels and prevents spikes so are great for diabetes candidates, people with high insulin levels or hypoglycemia.

CANCER /BREAST In comparison to a long list of known antioxidants founds in blueberries, broccoli, apples, onions and more, beans and lentils are the only ones to actively protect against breast cancer. Get cooking!

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