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All about “Dried beans”

April 12, 2020

Health profile Beans or beans? The essential dish of “baked beans” from Quebec is not made of beans, but white beans. There are many varieties of beans: kidneys, red, pinto, adzuki, white, black, etc. From a botanical point of view, the word “bean” only applies to legumes of the genus Vicia, of which the gourd is a […]

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All about “Common bean”

April 12, 2020

Fresh common bean is a vegetable found on our stalls during the summer. Until recently, the yellow beans, or butter beans, were mainly consumed in North America, while Europe has always had a marked predilection for green beans. Characteristics of fresh common bean: Low in calories; Rich in fiber; Source of vitamin C; Stimulates intestinal transit; […]

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All about “Marsh bean”

April 3, 2020

Health profile The marsh bean , better known as the gourgane , is a legume that enjoys great popularity in certain regions of Quebec such as Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. It is said to be one of the oldest cultures in the world. Its richness in proteins, carbohydrates (mainly starch) and fibers as well as its low fat content make it a particularly interesting […]

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