Butter beans were introduced into Europe in the 15th century by the Spanish explorers returning from their voyages to the New World and were subsequently spread to Africa and Asia mainly by the Portuguese traders.
With a have a starchy and buttery texture, Butter beans have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes. These beans are a very inexpensive form of good protein, and they have become popular in many cultures throughout the world.
Butter beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other beans. In addition to lowering cholesterol, butter 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.
Butter 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® butter beans are available throughout the year.