Black 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.
Convenient and Nutritious
Black beans are commonly referred to as turtle beans, probably in reference to their shiny, dark, shell-like appearance. With a rich flavor, black beans have a velvety texture while holding their shape well during cooking.
Black beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other legumes. In addition to lowering cholesterol, black beans when combined with whole grains such as rice, provide virtually fat-free high quality protein.
Black 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. They’re also a good source of folic acid, which recent studies indicate plays a critical role during pregnancy. All of these nutrients hold up well in the canning process.
Both dried and canned quatro folhas® black beans are available throughout the year.