NATIONAL EAT YOUR BEANS DAY
National Eat Your Beans Day is a “live healthy” holiday observed every year on July 3. This day celebrates the bean vegetable in all sizes, shapes and colors. Beans (legumes) are one of the longest-cultivated plants dating back to the early seventh millennium BCE.
Now, just as throughout the Old and New World history, beans are a major source of protein. A very healthy choice for any meal or snack, they are also an excellent source of fiber, low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates, folate and iron.
- There are approximately 40,000 bean varieties in the world.
- Only a fraction of these varieties are mass-produced for regular consumption.
HOW TO OBSERVE
To celebrate, head over to our National Day Recipes page for many recipes to choose from or enjoy a fava bean dip with goat cheese and garlic dip or black bean chili recipe. Use #NationalEatYourBeansDay to share on social media.
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