Organic Borlotti Beans

Organic Borlotti Beans

Borlotti beans’ scientific name: Phaseolus Vulgaris.

Organic borlotti beans are a variety of bean from South America and are at present, the most cultivated beans in northern Italy. They are beige in colour, sometimes tending to be pink, with darker patches of brown or red. Organic borlotti beans are very nutritious, like all legumes, and are a great source of protein and vitamin B.

Net Weight: 400 g

Drained weight: 240 g

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Organic borlotti beans: benefits and properties

Organic borlotti beans are nutritional powerhouses packed with low-fat protein, fibre, b-vitamins such as folate, and minerals such as iron, zinc and potassium.  Pulses contain a wide range of cancer-fighting plant chemicals, specifically, isoflavones and phytosterols which are associated with reduced cancer risk.  Organic borlotti beans provide the body with soluble fibre, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels which can prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Beans and pulses are good for people with gluten intolerance and vegans who can’t get protein from meat, fish or dairy products. As pulses increase the feeling of fullness, this may result in lower food intake and weight loss. Gusto Sano organic borlotti beans have no added salt or sugar.

Organic borlotti beans: calories and nutritional values 

Average values per 100g:

  • Energy 249 kj/ 59 kcal
  • Fat 0.3 g
    Satured fat 0 g
  • Carbohydrate 6.7 g
    Sugars 0 g
  • Fibre 5.7 g
  • Protein 4.6 g
  • Salt 0.05 g

 

Organic borlotti beans can

Help prevent heart disease; help fight cancer; lower cholesterol; help you lose weight; help manage diabetes and contribute to healthy bones and teeth.