Beans, Dry

Beans, Dry

Beans, Dry

A bag or two of dry beans is one of the best items to keep in your pantry. They're versatile, economical, nutritious, and delicious! Dry edible beans, such as pinto, navy, kidney, cranberry, white Northern, and black beans, are part of the legume family. You can purchase them in bags or in dry pods at your farmers' market. With the variety that is available, you can enjoy soups, stews, sides, and salads that are filling, healthy and delicious.

With the ability to lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, and prevent cancer, these delicious, bite-sized morsels are a healthy complement to any meal! Add them to salads, pizza, chili, or even enchiladas.

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Delicious, economical, versatile, and nutritious, dry beans are a must in any pantry!

The Lowdown

  • Season
  • Color
  • Select
    Look for pods that are shriveled and dry with full beans inside.
  • Store
    Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place and they can last up to a year.

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