Bean Trivia

Green Beans

Fun Facts and Interesting Information About Beans

Here is a collection of Bean trivia and fun facts There are plenty of things to toot about!

  • There are over 40,000 varieties of beans
  • China is the top worldwide producer of green beans
  • Beans have been part of the human diet for thousands of years, probably dating back to when Man first walked upright.
  • The world’s largest bean pods can grow up to 5 feet long.
  • The USDA recommends adults eat three cups of beans a week.
  • Beans from thousands of years ago, are genetically very close to the beans we eat today.
  • 6 to 11 percent of a cooked bean’s weight is protein.
  • If you eat beans regularly, you will have less flatulence from them.
  • Dry beans are better for you than canned because they contain less sodium. Frozen beans have less sodium, too.
  • You can freeze cooked beans for up to six months. Before reheating thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Rich in antioxidants, beans lower the risk of cancer.
  • In Nicaragua, newlyweds are given a bowl of beans for good luck.
  • Beans can be made into burgers, cakes, drinks, pies, fudge, muffins, jewelry, bean-bag chairs, toys, and musical instruments.
  • Mexican Jumping Beans jump to get out of the sunlight.

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