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Dried Beans

Most beans can be dried to make a great addition to soups, salads and casseroles but borlotti, cannellini, lima, red kidney and soy beans are the commonly used varieties. Sometimes, pulses are canned, such as in the case of baked beans, which are usually harricot beans.

Growing Beans for Drying

Sow seeds directly where they are to grow.

Harvesting Beans for Drying

These types of beans can typically be harvested after 9 weeks.

Using Dried Beans

Dried beans are popular in soups, casseroles, salads, chilli, burritos and tacos.

Dried Bean Nutrition

Dried beans and canned beans are a good source of protein and fibre.They are also a useful source of B and C vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium.

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