Monday, January 2, 2012

The Power of Black Beans

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The Power of Black Beans
The darker the bean, the more antioxidant power it packs, along with with protein, fibre and folate. In a comparison of 12 kinds of beans, black beans came out on top, followed by red, brown, yellow and white. Half a cup of black beans has as many of these disease-fighting nutrients as two glasses of red wine. Just make sure to soak your beans before cooking to get rid of the phytic acid.

Wildtree has come out with a delicious, nutritious and simple Black Bean Soup that can be used in different recipes. This new product is a great way to ring in a healthy, new year!

Black Bean Soup
Serves 3

3 cups water
1 package Wildtree Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Mix

Bring the water to a boil in a medium sized saucepan. Add the Black Bean Soup Mix. Reduce heat and simmer for about 12 minutes, or until beans are tender and vegetables are hydrated. Finish with fresh lime juice if desired.

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Rice and Beans
Serves 4

½ tablespoon Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
½ onion, diced
1 cup white rice
1 package Wildtree Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Mix
1 (14.5 ounce) can dice tomato, drained
3 cups water

Heat Grapeseed Oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the onion until translucent. Add the rice and the Black Bean Soup Mix. Sauté for one minute longer. Add the diced tomato and water. Cover and simmer for about 18 minutes.

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