|GI Rating of the Beans, Peas|
|GI Value of Soybeans|
Glycemic Index Value: 18
Glycemic Index Range: Low
Low GI foods
GI value less than 55
Medium GI foods = GI value between 55 and 69
High GI foods = GI value greater than 70
Food's Personality: Beans
Beans are from the the
genus Phaseolus in the pea family.|
O Beans generally are warm-season annuals.
O Beans are excellent antioxidants, especially Kidney, Pinto, and Black varieties.
O Beans are useful as a meat substitute.
O Beans contain no cholesterol.
O Beans are the perfect food for a fat-restricted diet.
O Beans are one of the richest sources of fiber.
O Dried beans are rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and B Vitamins.
O You can Store fresh beans in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
O The flatulence caused by dried beans is created by oligosaccharides, complex indigestible O sugars that are fermented by friendly bacteria resulting in gas.
O Beano, an enzyme supplement, can break down gas-producing substances in the beans O reducing flatulence.
O If beans bother your digestive system, try canned beans, or get exercise.
O The Greeks and Romans used the broad bean for balloting—black seeds to signify opposition and white seeds agreement.
O The Aztecs in Mexico used beans as a staple food in the 10th century.
O The Incas introduced beans to South America.
|Glycemic Value of the other Beans, Peas:|
Baked Beans canned
Black Beans (South American)
Black Eyed Beans
Broad Beans (Canada)
Brown Beans (South Africa)
Butter beans (Canada)
Butter beans (South Africa)
Chick peas dried boiled (Canada)
Hummus (chickpea salad dip)
Kidney Beans boiled (Canada)
Kidney Beans boiled (India)
Kidney Beans boiled (USA)
Kidney Beans canned
Lentils boiled (Canada)
Lentils boiled (USA)
Lentils green/canned in brine
Lentils green/dried/boiled (Canada)
Lentils red/split/boiled 25 min
Marrowfat peas dried/boiled (Canada)
Marrowfat peas dried/boiled (USA)
Pinto Beans canned
Red kidney beans soaked overnight/boiled 60 min
Split pea (Wil-Pak- USA)
Split peas yellow boiled
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||Bests of Low GI Foods:|
O Cicer arietinum
O Fabaceae Family
Food: Garbanzo Beans
Glycemic Index Value: 28
Glycemic Index Range: Low
O are a good source of fiber
O are a good source of zinc and protein
O are useful as a meat substitute
O contain no cholesterol