National Eat Beans Day Date in the current year: July 3, 2024

National Eat Beans Day National Eat Beans Day, also known as National Eat Your Beans Day, is celebrated annually on July 3. Have an extra serving of beans today to celebrate the holiday.

There are about 40,000 bean varieties in the world, but only a small fraction of them is cultivated for regular consumption. Nevertheless, even among them you can find many bean varieties you've never tried. Among the most popular beans for consumption are soybeans, green beans, white beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, pinto beans, lima beans. Have you tried all of them?

Beans are a very important source of protein and fiber (including soluble fiber that helps lower blood cholesterol), low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates, iron and folate. The USDA recommends eating at least 3 cups of beans a week, which is about 3 times more than an average American does.

Why don't you cook a healthy and tasty bean dish today? White bean dip would be perfect for a party, and a hearty bean soup or vegetable-bean stew would be the best for dinner. Cook new dishes today to celebrate National Eat Beans Day.

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