National Eat Beans Day
National Eat Beans Day celebrates the importance of legumes in a healthy human diet. Rich in complex carbohydrates, plant protein, folic acid, iron, and fiber, they make a great addition to any meal. And given their low fat content and high nutrient content, legumes can also help you safely reduce weight and cholesterol levels.
The use of legumes for food began as early as the 7th century BC, because they are a natural source of protein. Beans and beans are native to Central and South America, where they grow in the form of a wild vine. In the early 1700s, thanks to the development of maritime trade, beans began to be brought to Europe and other parts of the world. Interestingly, legumes take root in almost any conditions and on any soil. There are now thousands of types of beans that are grown around the world: lentils, beans, chickpeas, soybeans, peanuts, pinto beans and many others.
On National Eat Beans Day, you can remember the following facts:
- beans are mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, where the writer uses them as a metaphor;
- now there are about 4000 varieties of beans;
- in the 1920s, thanks to legumes, it was possible to prevent the negative consequences of the Great Depression in the United States, because beans were able to replace meat for the poor.
How to celebrate
During the celebration of National Eat Beans Day, you need to eat a variety of bean dishes that can be baked, boiled, stewed and seasoned with various sauces. You can try growing your own leguminous plant at home. In addition, you can stock up on various types of beans and beans, write a list of recipes, and pass them on to families who may need them.
When is National Eat Beans Day Celebrated in 2022?
National Eat Beans Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 3rd each year.