The homeland of beans is the territory of modern Peru, Mexico and some other areas of Central and South America. Beans played a key role in the farming of the Indians. Then it was brought by Spanish sailors to Europe, from where it spread all over the world.
Vitamins in beans (per 100 g of edible portion):
- Vitamin A – 0.02 mg
- Vitamin B1 – 0.50 mg
- Vitamin B2 – 0.20 mg
- Vitamin B3 – 2.10mg
- Vitamin E – 3. 80mg
Beans are famous for their dietary properties and high nutritional value. This is the result of a high content of vegetable protein, similar in its properties to a protein of animal origin. The content of potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium, and copper and zinc in beans is greater than in most other vegetables. Beans are rich in amino acids needed by the body.