National Bean Day is celebrated annually on January 6th. It is important to consume protein, vitamins, fiber, and antinutrient-rich foods to lead a healthy life. Those who prefer eating such kinds of things would surely enjoy eating the beans. Green, black, red, kidney, lima, soy, and chickpea, are some of the bean varieties. They are one of the longest-cultivated plants and are a summer crop. National Bean Day celebrates all the 40,000 bean varieties that are available in different colors, sizes, shapes, and tastes.
“Black beans and soybeans are the cornerstones of longevity diets around the world.” – Dan Buettner
History of National Bean Day
Paula Bowen has been found to be the person who established National Bean Day. There is no mention of the year from which this Day has been celebrated. The basis of modern genetics was formed due to the pioneering experimental works of Gregor Mendel with breeding pea plants. As to honor his incredible work, the celebration Day falls on the death anniversary of the geneticist Gregor Mendel. Paula Bowen thought to observe a Day for the beans as her father was a pinto bean farmer. Bean is a common name for the large seeds of genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae. It is also known as Leguminosae, which are used for human or animal food.
The healthy and nutritional benefits of beans are an important source of complex carbohydrates, protein, folate, and iron. Consuming beans regularly adds significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber to anyone’s diet. Beans are a very healthy choice for any meal or snack. They are also found to have an excellent source of fiber and lower fat. There are so many types of beans that contain significant amounts of anti-nutrients. It inhibits some enzyme processes in the body. Phytic acid and phytates present in beans provide bone growth and interrupt vitamin D metabolism. The production of dry beans is high in Myanmar (Burma), India and Brazil.
Other Celebrations on January 6
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How to Celebrate National Bean Day
The best way to celebrate this Day is to add beans as part of your regular food routine. Eat beans to have healthy bones and possess high energy. Have the beans for your breakfast by baking and toasting them. Sprouted beans will be even better to eat as snacks. Dry beans can be fried and used as a side dish for your lunch. As there are many unique varieties of bean cuisine available, you can learn to make those recipes. Share your Bean Day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #BeanDay.
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