June 01, 2021 3 min read
Eating and savoring beans in Peru is a first-rate culinary adventure. They are prepared in various ways and with different flavors. It could also be a vegetable soup with the pure and traditional flavors of the different emblematic places of Peru, keep in mind that each area prepares them differently.
In this sense and given the nutritional importance of legumes and their reception in the national gastronomy, the Association of Exporters (ADEX), argues that Peru, thanks to its potential as a producer of beans, should position itself in the international market by promoting its beans and its great variety.
In Peru there is a species that stands out for its versatility and properties, this is the Peruvian bean, also known as mayocoba bean, yellow bean, or canary bean. This bean crop owes its name to its origin in the western Andes, northern Peru, and Ecuador. However, it is distributed and commercialized in other countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, and Argentina, as well as in much of the American continent.
Peruvian beans are one of the most sought after for cooking because it is soft and has a light flavor. Its bark, as one of its names indicates, is yellow. It can be used for different dishes from beans from the pot to some rich enfrijoladas.
Peruvian beans are an excellent source of sodium and dietary fiber, which is why it is an ideal recipe for continuous cooking, as it allows you to control the nutrients provided to your family.
In addition to having a delicious flavor, Peruvian beans have great health benefits, since they are an ideal source of proteins, vitamins, and minerals such as the B complex, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, and phosphorus, it also contains minerals such as iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
Likewise, this species of beans is low in cholesterol and are a rich source of antioxidants, which is why they help prevent premature aging, as well as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and diabetes. For you and your family to enjoy these benefits, we show you a way to make Peruvian beans! Enjoy this recipe.
You can substitute the meat for one that you like, in this case, it can be pork chop, beef, or even chicken if you don't have anything else.
Soaking the beans helps them cook faster. However, if you are short on time you can use a pressure cooker.
We hope this information is useful to you and you start incorporating Peruvian beans into your diet.
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