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Dry vs canned beans

Dry Beans

Advantages:

Less money

In control of ALL ingredients

Long soak unlocks all the nutrients/health benefits

Less packaging waste

Avoid BPA in cans

Option to “toss in a bit more” in many recipes

Disadvantages:

More work (slighty)

Must pre-plan

disAdvantages:

More work (slighty)

Must pre-plan

canned beans

Advantages:

Quick and easy!

Most sources, other than the traditional foods paradigm, say canned beans are just fine nutritionally (unlike most canned foods, like vegetables)

disAdvantages:

Higher cost

Conservative sources say manufacturers’ method of cooking makes them less nutritious, both in proteins and nutrients

Might have added preservatives/salt

More waste (cans)

Exposure to BPA in cans

Whether you choose canned beans, dry beans, or a blend of both depending on your time, energy and preparation foresight, beans are a frugal and nourishing choice.