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FOOD VIDEO SECTION
Recipe Videos, Food Safety,
Food Science, Food Festivals, Vintage Commercials, etc.

Also see: Bean Trivia; Green Beans; Lima Beans ;  etc.
Also see longer Articles:
Beans  and  Black Beans

BEANS, DRIED

Dried bean types include pinto beans, black beans, navy beans, great northern beans, pink beans and kidney beans.

In 2009 North Dakota produced about 34% of the dry edible beans in the U.S. (US Census Bureau, 2010)

The United States is by far the world leader in dry bean production. Each year, U.S. farmers plant from 1.5 to 1.7 million acres of edible dry beans. And while Americans are the chief consumers of these beans, 40 percent are shipped to international markets in more than 100 different countries around the globe.
CDC.gov - 5 a Day

‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ by Robert Burton (1621) listed 64 remedies for gas produced from eating beans.

Alaska Strawberries: A facetious nineteenth-century American euphemism for 'dried beans', an ingredient in need of some talking up to make it palatable.

Some exotic and heirloom beans.
(Photo by Chef James, Beans courtesy of
Purcell  Mountain Farms)

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR DESCRIPTIONS AND PHOTOS OF SOME HEIRLOOM & EXOTIC BEANS.
These are only a few of the beans listed here - many more may be found on this website, listed alphabetically in the Facts & Trivia section, and also some with longer Articles.

 

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