Red beans are the main ingredient in the diet of millions of people around the globe. This legume is consumed daily in countries as Central America and the Caribbean. Mexican gastronomy is one of its greatest exponent in the world, with its exciting and colorful cuisine. Brazil, Mexico, India, China, the USA, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania are leading the list of countries that produce beans worldwide.

A team of international researchers led by the Polytechnic University of the Marche in Italy located the origin of beans in Mexico. In the past, it was considering its origin in the Andes.

A healthy ingredient

This wonderful legume is rich in protein, potassium, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and iron. It also contains vitamin B and carbohydrates. The beans consumption, recommended at least three times a week, helps control and prevent blood glucose. Also, its high fiber content improves correct intestinal transit.

A versatile ally

Bean is a handy legume that you can consume in hot and cold dishes, in a salad, dessert, and soups. For that reason, I will introduce to you several options of how to consume this versatile ingredient. Delicious recipes from all around the world that you should indeed include in your diet program.

On this occasion, complementing my series of Nicaraguan and Central American dishes, I want to introduce to you this recipe. I recommend an easy-to-make dish for rainy days, garnished only with white rice and an avocado slice.