Dry Beans Farm Videos
Check out this video to learn all there is to know about dry beans grown in Canada: who grows them, where they’re grown, how they go from the field to the processing facility, and more!
360 Dry bean
Beans are packed with protein, fibre, complex carbohydrates, and are low in fat-so, are you eating them? Check out this video to learn all there is to know about dry beans grown in Canada: who grows them, where they're grown, how they go from the field to the processing facility, and more! Visit www.FarmFood360.ca to tour other types of farms and food processing facilities.
Research in dry beans
Dry beans are a technological marvel—and that involves doing a lot of research. Click to watch, and learn why so much research is put into the small but mighty crop, and how it benefits YOU.
Who eats dry beans?
What happens to dry beans once they’re harvested from the field? Watch this video to learn all there is to know about a Canadian dry beans processing facility, and how dry beans get from the field to your table!
Life of a dry bean farm family
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to grow up and live on a dry bean farm in Canada, this video is for you. Watch to hear the story of some Canadian dry bean farmers and learn why they choose to do what they do.
Dry beans: Princess of the Field
Dry beans are a tough crop to grow, and yet farmers love to grow them! Click to watch this video and learn why dry beans are called the Princess of the Field. Hint: it’s not because they sparkle like a crown.
- Dry beans are a member of the legume family (a plant family that can take Nitrogen from the air and fix it into the soil). They are also classified, along with chickpeas, lentils and dry peas, as a Pulse. Pulses are the dry seed of a legume. Soybeans and peanuts are not Pulses due to their high fat content whereas Pulses have virtually no fat.
- Canada is a world leader in bean production, exporting beans to over 70 different countries.
- There are approximately 1,000 farmers growing nine types of beans in Ontario.
- A variety of dry beans are grown across Canada, including in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
- The majority of beans found on store shelves are grown in Canada by local Canadian farmers, whose commitment to quality and sustainable agriculture is second-to-none.
- Two cups of dried beans will turn into between 5 and 5 ½ cups of cooked beans.
- Canned beans are just as nutritious as dry—and they’re already cooked and ready to use.
- Beans boost the nutrition of your favourite recipes. Adding beans can help double the protein and fibre.
- People who eat beans tend to have higher intakes of fibre, iron, potassium, and magnesium, but a lower intake of fat.
- Beans pack a nutrient punch. Just a half cup serving includes up to 9 grams of protein and high levels of iron, zinc, folate, magnesium, and potassium.
- People who eat beans tend to have a lower risk of elevated systolic blood pressure.
- Studies have shown that at least a half cup of beans each day may help lower cholesterol.
- Draining and rinsing canned beans before use removes up to 40% of the salt, as well as reduces the carbohydrates that can cause gas.
- Beans are high in fibre and have a low glycemic index. Low glycemic index foods can help control your blood sugar.
- Dry beans will keep for years if stored in tightly covered containers in a cool, dark, dry place. But the longer a bean is stored, the drier it becomes, which increases cooking time.