Beans uses and properties
What are beans?
The beans or also known as beans are edible seeds of the group of vegetables, of light green coloration, to which other plants like the chickpeas, guisantes, lentils among others.
They are a type of vegetables somewhat peculiar since most of the consumed cooked while the broad beans they can be eaten raw when they are green. This plant is native to Asian countries, it is one of the first vegetables that man began to consume. They offer infinite possibilities in the kitchen and also provides many benefits to our health.
Types of beans
There are different types of broad beans, according to their variety they have a different color and size. They can be classified into three groups according to the size of the pod, such as long pod beans, the intermediate pod beans y those of dwarf sheath.
The broad beans they are rich nutritionally, they provide us with a lot of fibers, vitamins and minerals.
Properties of beans
The broad beans they are rich in vegetable protein of excellent biological quality.
They have carbohydrates that provide us with energies and fibers that help us regulate the intestinal transit.
Many people who are dieting to lose weight use it because its fat content is almost nil.
The broad beansthey are ideal for feeding children because of their protein content, since it is essential at the stage of growth. It is also recommended during all stages of our life.
They are very complete nutritionally speaking, they contain group Vitamin B among them the folic acid which is very important and essential during the pregnancy and lactation.
The beans they contain fiber, antioxidants, proteins, zinc, vitamins like C, A, E, B1, B2.
Also their calories in this case are good for the body. For the minerals that it has, the iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.
Tender beans are rich in antioxidants.
As I said before, they are very suitable for any healthy diet, obesity, diabetes or menopause.
Because of its high vitamin content B1 it is highly recommended in times of depression and stress.
In addition to providing many properties and vitamins to our body are very tasty and there are many recipes rich and easy to make. Here are some.
recipes of beans
Beans with ham
This recipe is traditional Pomegranate, it is very easy to make and very rich.
450 gr beans
2 large tender onions
200 gr of serrano ham in taquitos
Two young garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
1: Take out broad beans of the pods, cut the onion into not very small pieces.
2: Take a pan and with enough olive oil and add the onion and the broad beans at the same time and also the garlic.
3: Introduce salt to taste and sauté over medium heat. We leave it for about 25 or 30 minutes until the beans be tender
4: When you are almost ready add the ham and leave everything together for another 5 minutes until they are golden brown.
Catalonian broad bean
2 kilos of beans
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 bunch of garlic in julienne
50 grams of chopped bacon
6 pieces of black sausage
10 mint leaves
1/2 glass of muscat
1/2 glass of natural mineral water
1: Fry the diced bacon, let them release the fat, remove and place them on absorbent paper.
2: Brown the onion in a pan and the garlic a few minutes.
3: Dilute in the pan with a little muscatel or the alcohol that you want to use.
4: Add the broad beans peeled and the bacon.
5: Add the water, add salt and pepper lightly, cover the pan and leave about 30 minutes on low heat.
6: Then add the minced mint and the pieces of black sausage.
7: Finally finish cooking all together 5 more minutes.
400 gr. Peeled beans
Salt and oil
1: Peel the broad beans and wash them
2: Fry the onion with oil
3: After washing them drain well
4: Add the broad beans and the ham to the pan with the onion and leave about 10 minutes
5: The egg can be fried, there are some people who put it over the beans and they make it scrambled is also very rich as well.
1 cup of broad beans dry
2 liters of water
3 bouquets of coriander
1 branch of good grass
2 peppers washed and chopped
1 chopped onion
Pinch of cumin powder
1 butter bar
Put everything in a large pot and high over low heat for an hour, we move everything from time to time. Then turn off and rest about 15 minutes.
These are just some of the many tasty recipes we can make with the beans.
Benefits of beans for athlete's health
The beans they are a fundamental food for athletes because they contain a large amount of key minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium and copper, which are ideal for bone development and maintenance, muscle contraction and nerve impulse.
That composition makes the beans an ideal food for those who practice sports and want to achieve a good muscular development.
Its high doses of proteins keep muscles in perfect condition.
It should also be remembered that their fat content is very low. It is a highly energetic food due to its high protein content. For these and all the aforementioned properties is essential in the life of the athlete.
Our digestive system takes a long time to digest it, so it is advisable to consume it in small quantities.