Black beans are classified as legumes. Also known as turtle beans because of their hard, shell-like appearance, black beans are, in fact, the edible seeds of the plant. Like other legumes, such as peanuts, peas, and lentils, black beans are prized for their high protein and fiber content. They also contain several other key vitamins and minerals that are known to benefit human health. Among other benefits, black beans may help strengthen bones. Black beans contain quercetin and saponins which can protect the heart. Black beans contain around 114 kilocalories per half-cup.
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Store in a cool and dry place, refrigerate for longer shelf life