Black beans are known scientifically as Phaseolus vulgaris. All of them derived from a common bean ancestor originated in Peru. They spread throughout South and Central America, and then to India most likely through Indian traders. Beans were introduced into Europe in the 15th century by Spanish explorers. Argentina is well recognized by the world market as a high quality source for these beans together with a remarkable appearance and extraordinary taste. Argentina is also where ideal conditions are set and is where Andes Harvest grows beans to the world.
Black Beans are an excellent source of protein, rich in fiber and low in fat. They also rank low in glycemic index (preventing blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal), which altogether makes an excellent source to lose body weight in a healthy way. It is an important food element for decreasing cholesterol levels too.
Black Beans are a well-established ingredient for preparing salads, simmered dishes, soups, pies, baked beans, curry dishes, spreads and pastes amongst many others.
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