Did You Know!?

  • 1 cup of cooked black beans has 227 calories, 1 gram of fat, 41 grams of carbs, 15 grams of fiber, and 15 grams of protein.
  • Black beans are a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese,  Potassium, Iron, Riboflavin, Copper, Calcium, Niacin, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Fiber and Folate.
  • The color coat of the black bean contains approximately 8 different flavonoids which have great anti-oxidant potential.
  • 1 cup of black beans has as much protein as 2 glasses of milk but there is no fiber in milk!
  • Black beans have as much flavonoids as red grapes or red wine without the hangover!
  • Like all other beans these are full of fiber which can help to lower cholesterol, keep blood sugar stable, help to maintain a healthy weight and protect against several cancers.
  • Black beans have the most antioxidant activity of all beans going down by darkness of color.
  • According to a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistrythe levels of antioxidants found in black beans is approximately 10 times greater than that found in the equivalent amount of oranges, and comparable to that found in an equivalent amount of grapes or cranberries.
  • 1 cup of black beans contains approximately 20.1% of the daily value of iron.
  • Store dried black beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place where they will keep up to 12 months.

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