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Are Black Beans Good For You?

by Toni Olukiran

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Black beans are found in recipes around the world — so are they good for you? Read on to find out. 

About black beans

Black beans are a versatile, delicious pulse that is a staple in lots of cuisines around the world, particularly in Latin America, as well as Southern US, where it is used in Creole cooking, parts of the Caribbean, and in Indian cuisine. 

Do black beans have nutritional benefits?

Yes, black beans have several nutritional benefits, including:

  • Great source of protein
  • High in iron and good source of calcium
  • Good source of fibre

Are black beans good for you?

Yes, black beans are healthy and a great ingredient to incorporate into a plant-based diet. It is a really good source of plant-based protein like many beans and pulses are, and there is a range of dishes and cuisines in which they can be cooked for maximum deliciousness — like our sweet potato and black bean curry or our black bean soup

Let us know what other health-based questions you may have in the comments below!

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By Toni Olukiran
Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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