Beans

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A bean is a common name for large plant seeds. The term includes many other related plants such as, but not limited to, soybeans, peas, chickpeas (garbanzos), vetches, and lupins (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

A bean allergy is an adverse reaction by the body’s immune system to beans or food containing beans. This type of allergy is rare and serious reactions are very rare. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst people (Right Diagnosis, 2014).

Common Uses:

Beans have significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber, so they are used in numerous foods. Typical uses include soups, pastes, salads, and raw consumption.

Dietary Information and Related Articles:

Here are a few bean dishes you can make at home.