Dry beans are rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese and selenium. They have small amounts of copper and sodium.
Dry beans contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B3 and vitamin B9. They also have small amounts of other B vitamins, but they also provide us with vitamin E.
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Dry beans composition
Nutritional characteristics of dry beans
- They have a low water content.
- They give us a lot of energy in the form of calories, which help us to maintain our vitality.
- They contain little fat, but of a high quality and with many health benefits.
- They have a high protein content.
- They are very high in carbohydrates, especially starches.
- They have a very high fiber content.
- They help to remove toxins from our body, because they contain potassium.
- They help maintain our brain function, because they contain phosphorus. In addition, together with calcium, they maintain the balance of the formation of strong bones.
- Because their magnesium content, they help the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
- Because of their iron content, they help prevent anemia.
- Because of manganese, they help us keep in proper state our brain and respiratory tract.
- For their content in B vitamins, particularly vitamin B3 and vitamin B, they help us get energy from fat, protein and carbohydrate intake to properly grow and maintain our defenses in good condition.
- They protects the skin and help keep it healthy, because they contains vitamin A.
- They protect us from colds and help heal wounds, because of vitamin C.
- They protect us from the toxins and aging, because they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and zinc