Why Dried Beans Are Better Than Canned

From myfitnesspal.com  |  by Jennifer Pantin

Excerpt: “Beans are one of the healthiest things you can eat. But canned beans may not be as healthy as you think.

Try this on for size: a standard, 3 1/2 ounce serving of boiled red kidney beans has only 2 milligrams of sodium. The same serving of canned red kidney beans has 231 milligrams of sodium — that’s almost 10% of your recommended daily sodium intake. There are other “fun” ingredients found in canned beans as well, such as calcium chloride, animal fats and sugars, which can alter beans’ nutritional value and drive calories up.

The simple alternative is to buy dried beans and soak them.”

For the complete article, including tips for preparing dried beans, click here.