Food for Thought

August 22, 2018
Do You Know The Nutritious Bean Patani?

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Try the nutritious beans you know so well from the Bahay Kubo song!

 ORIGIN

Lima, Peru way back 7000BC

TODAY

Harvested from bush and vine varieties, typically sold in markets peeled from pods

PROFILE

Starchy, potato-like taste and a grainy, chewy, yet slightly buttery, texture

AKA

Lima beans or butter beans

PREPARATION

Peel and save seeds, then boil in soups, mash into savory spreads, include in pinakbet or dinengdeng, or serve steamed, sautéed, buttered, or ginataan with other Pinoy veggies!

NUTRITION

Rich in protein, dietary fibers, folates, and B-complex vitamins