Lupini beans are one of the most seldom used whole foods; it’s because of their slightly bitter taste that due to presence of alkaloids in them. These yellow colored beans look very much like flat fava beans and are mostly consumed as a snack in Mediterranean countries including Italy, Spanish, Lebanon and Portugal where people […]
Chip and Bobbie of Elegant Beans and Beyond were recently interviewed for an article featured in The Sacramento Bee. Excerpt from the article: Like heirloom tomatoes, the seeds of these rare beans were saved by generations of farmers, who grew them over and over to perfection. Seed hunters scout these seed savers worldwide for “new” […]
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Recently, in his best selling book Eat To Live he discusses the life lengthening benefits of beans: Beans contain both insoluble fiber and soluble fiber and are […]
And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said “I need a caretaker”. So God Made a Farmer. God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past […]
Rovenia Brock, PhD, Nutrition & Dietetics: From black-eyed peas to kidney, black, pinto, and all manner of beans in between, these high-protein powerhouses contain a good amount of phytates — nutritional compounds that strengthen the immune system and kill cancer cells. They also have the power to give your brain cells a youthful boost. Beans, […]
Judy Caplan, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Beans are by far the best plant source of protein. Although beans belong to the same plant family, they do come in a myriad of forms. Beans are a boon to diabetics because they are digested slowly causing a slow rise […]
They may not seem sexy, but protein-and-fiber-loaded beans and other legumes can help build a better body. “Adding beans to your diet could help you lose weight, even without cutting calories,” says Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD, author of The Superfoods Rx Diet. On average, people who eat beans weigh 6.6 pounds less, yet eat […]
The Paleo Diet would have you believe that beans are chock full of antinutrients and will destroy your health. The truth is that beans are an incredible health food, and that the majority of cultures that regularly live to be over 100 consume them daily. Beans are very high in fiber, which is one of […]
Dr Oz and Michael Roizen, MD: If you’re on the lookout for foods that are high in protein, beans always top our list. They’re a healthy, cheap source of protein that’ll reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, lower your blood sugar, and flatten your belly. Yep, beans do all that and more. Here […]
By Harry Elwardt, N.D., Ph.D. The original article including sources is found here. The following report, which is backed up by incredible scientific research, shows the many health benefits of l-arginine in the human body. L-arginine is a semi-essential amino acid, which is produced in the liver and can be found in protein rich foods […]
The second annual Specialty Faire at BiRite Foodservice will once again feature Elegant Beans and Beyond. We are honored to be a part of this exciting event and look forward to continue to contribute to the high end food community. Stay tuned for more details!
California Bountiful did a wonderful video and writeup about our farm. You can see the original article at http://californiabountiful.com/features/article.aspx?arID=1342 You may have heard of heirloom tomatoes, but what about heirloom beans? At the Mohr Fry Ranch in the Sacramento Valley, Kenneth Morris (or as his friends call him, Chip) and his cousin and farming partner […]
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Raley’s, Bel Air and Knob Hill grocery stores. Elegant Beans is now in all 118 Raley’s, Bel Air and Knob Hill grocery stores with eight varieties of our heirloom beans. We are featured in Raley’s 2014 Holiday issue of Something Extra magazine under Bites (page 14). Be […]
Elegant Beans and Beyond is proud to announce our one of a kind beans are featured in the Holiday edition of Something Extra, the seasonal publication of Raley’s Family of Fine Stores. Something Extra features inspired ideas like delicious recipes and helpful cooking advice. Our products are featured in the “Food Editor’s Favorites” article on […]
The Nutrition Professor “Spills the Beans” about… …making your calories count! Eat Smart! When you choose to incorporate legumes in your meals and snacks, you are using your calories wisely! In order for us to enjoy good health and control our weight, we need to consume nutrients that are vital for our cells to function […]
Our most common order size is 3 lbs, but did you know that shipping charges increase every 5 lbs? We suggest you purchase in 5 lbs increments to save on shipping. As you know beans, if kept in a cool dry place, last indefinitely so why not stock up on your favorites!