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Eden Foods Organic Black Beans Dry -- 16 oz

Eden Foods Organic Black Beans Dry
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Eden Foods Organic Black Beans Dry -- 16 oz

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Eden Foods Organic Black Beans Dry Description

  • USA Farm Grown
  • Organic
  • Kosher

Black Beans

Eden organic USA family farm black turtle beans. Creamy and sweet Michigan grown. A Mexican staple and favorite in the Americas and Caribbean. High quality vegetable protein, rich in fiber, iron, and thiamin. Dark beans are higher in antioxidant anthocyanins found in their skin. Ideal with grains, in soups, stews and salsa dips, tacos, burritos...


To Prepare:

Soak: Wash beans, cover with 3 inches water. Soak 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Water plants with soaking water.


Place in a pot with 3 inches water, bring to a boil, turn off flame, cover, and let sit 1½ h ours. Discard soaking water.


Cook: Place 3 cups of water per 1 cup of soaked beans in a heavy pot. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce flame, and simmer at least 1½ hours.


Note: ½ cup dry beans = 1½ cup cooked.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup (48 g)
Servings per Container: About 9
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
   Calories from Fat5
Total Fat0.5 g1%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium10 mg0%
Potassium330 mg9%
Total Carbohydrate29 g10%
   Dietary Fiber16 g64%
   Sugars less than1 g
Protein11 g22%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Thiamin (B1)20%
Riboflavin (B2)6%
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6)8%
Folate (B9)15%
Other Ingredients: Organic black turtle beans phaseolus vulgaris.
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Is Too Much Protein Bad for Your Heart?

Want to send your heart a valentine this February? The next time you go out to dinner, skip the hamburger or filet mignon and settle for something a bit more loving to your cardiovascular system.  

Choosing the right meat – or other sources of protein – can go a long way toward keeping your heart strong for a lifetime. 

Toast Topped With Heart-Shaped Fried Eggs as Breakfast Sources of Protein |

By contrast, the wrong protein choices pose major health risks, says Rachel Johnson, a professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

"Many (meats) are high in saturated fats, which increases your risk of developing heart disease," Johnson says.  

That's because eating foods with a lot of saturated fat can raise your levels of LDL cholesterol – the so-called "bad" cholesterol that causes thick, hard plaque to build up in your arteries, wreaking havoc on heart health.

Other sources of protein – such as full-fat milk and other dairy products – also can raise your risk of heart disease, especially if consumed in large quantities over a long period of time.

Millions of Americans also consume protein powders and protein drinks. In 2010, Consumer Reports undertook an in-depth analysis of protein drinks -- which included laboratory tests, a review of government documents and interviews with experts --and concluded that they contained additional protein that was not necessary for most adults.

Consumers Reports also found evidence that some protein drinks contain heavy metals that can have toxic effects on some organs in the body.

The Mayo Clinic website warns that whey protein has been linked to abnormal heart rhythms in some users.

Too much of a good thing

Protein itself is not evil. In fact, it does all kinds of good things for your body, including:

  • Building and repairing tissues
  • Making chemicals such as enzymes and hormones
  • Helping build bones, blood, cartilage, muscles and skin

So, how much protein do you need? The federal government's 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you get between 10 percent and 35 percent of your daily calories from protein. That's about 46 grams daily for adult women and 56 grams for adult men.

Although those numbers seem big, they're not. As the AHA points out, you can easily meet the 56-gram limit for men by consuming the following:

  • An 8-ounce glass of milk (8 grams)
  • A cup of yogurt (11 grams)
  • A 3-ounce piece of meat – about the size of a deck of cards (21 grams)
  • A cup of dry beans (16 grams)

Children who are growing and pregnant and lactating women might need a bit more protein than the typical adult because their bodies are building muscle, according to the AHA.

But millions of Americans already get too much protein in their diet, according to the AHA. All that protein leaves less room for other important foods, such as fruits and vegetables, the AHA says.  

More healthful ways to get protein

To safely get the protein you need, make sure you're eating the right foods in the proper amounts. Animal foods such as meat, poultry and fish are staples of the American diet.  So are milk and other dairy products.

"These can be great sources of heart healthy protein – if you make the right choices," Johnson says.

Doing so means largely or completely avoiding certain sources of protein. "High-protein foods that are high in saturated fats should be limited," Johnson says. Such meats include: 

  • Fatty meats such as sausage and bacon
  • Luncheon meats
  • Chicken with the skin
  • Full-fat milk and dairy foods

Instead, shop for more healthful alternatives. "Look for the leanest cuts of meat available," Johnson says. "Choose poultry without skin (and) fish and prepare them in healthy ways without added saturated fats."

The AHA also recommends incorporating more of the following into your diet:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Nuts

In particular, beans, peas and soy products can be great alternatives to sources of protein that contain a lot of saturated fat.

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