History and origin of beans
Beans are one of the oldest foods known to humans and have been part of our diet since ancient times. The common bean as it is known in much of South America began to be cultivated in the south of Mexico and Guatemala. It was in Mexico where the natives began to grow white bean, black beans and other varieties of different colours.
There are versions contrary to the written here because the historians do not agree on the origin of the beans because some define it in Mexico and Peru and others say that it comes from India or China.
What is proven is that its cultivation began in 5000 BC.
The first explorers of America carried these beans throughout the world and in the early seventeenth century were already popular in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Despite their popularity were planted to use their seeds and it was not until the nineteenth century that began to be used as a vegetable
Properties and Benefits of Beans
- Its fibre content helps to regulate the levels of sugar and cholesterol in the body.
- The main component is water so they are low in calories.
- They are also rich in potassium and therefore a food depurative and diuretic that favors the elimination of liquids.
- They contain vitamin C and antioxidants so they become an ally against cancer and degenerative diseases.
- Contains calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, iodine, chromium and magnesium.
- Vitamins: A, B1, B3, B6, B2, C and minerals.
- It is also rich in antioxidants, folic acid, beta-carotene and amino acids.
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