White beans were introduced into Europe in the 15th century by the Portuguese and Spanish explorers returning from their voyages to the New World and were subsequently spread to Africa and Asia mainly by the Portuguese traders and subsequently spread to Africa and Asia mainly by the Portuguese traders. As beans are a very inexpensive form of good protein, they have become popular in many cultures throughout the world.
Convenient and Nutritious
These delicious beans absorb surrounding flavors during cooking they become one of the favorite beans to be use in simmered dishes.
White beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other beans. In addition to lowering cholesterol, black beans when combined with whole grains such as whole wheat pasta or brown rice, provide protein comparable to meat or dairy foods without the high calories or saturated fat found in those foods.
White beans contribution to your health lies not just in their fiber and protein, but also in the significant amounts of magnesium and iron these beans supply.
All of these nutrients hold up well in the canning process.
Both dried and canned quatro folhas® white beans are available throughout the year.