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Cannellini beans, also known as White Kidney Beans, are very popular in Italian cuisine and commonly used in soup, pasta, and side dishes. They were initially grown in Argentina by Italian immigrants who later brought them to Italy. These beans are valued for their mildly nutty flavor and healthy properties such; they are rich in protein, dietary fiber, and essential minerals. They don’t contain cholesterol or fat and provide only 100 calories per 100g. The distinguishing feature of these beans, however, is their high content of the group B vitamins and antioxidants.
Health Benefits of Cannellini Beans
Due to their unique chemical composition, Cannellini beans also help withstand numerous serious diseases and health disorders. Here are some examples:
- They show certain anti-cancer properties
Several studies have revealed a link between regular consumption of Cannellini beans (4 or more servings a week) and a lower occurrence of colorectal adenomas – benign tumors with a high risk of turning into colorectal cancer.
- They lower the risk of diabetes in people who are inclined toward it
Cannellini beans have a very low glycemic index, which is used to evaluate foods for their effect on blood sugar levels. Food with a high glycemic index causes swings in blood sugar levels, which can result in many health problems including diabetes, insulin resistance, sudden changes in mood, and an overall lack of motivation. On the contrary, Cannellini beans—with their low glycemic index—help prevent diabetes in pre-diabetic people.
- They prevent cardiovascular diseases
The high content of antioxidants, minerals (especially iron and potassium) and dietary fiber in Cannellini beans improve heart functions and blood vessels and provides protection against hypertension. Their consumption improves blood characteristics and the blood’s ability to supply oxygen to the whole body.
- They detoxify the body
This quality of the beans is connected with the comparatively high amount of molybdenum—a trace element that stimulates detoxifying enzymes in the body. These enzymes, in turn, help destroy acetaldehyde—a poisonous and carcinogenic substance that is formed by yeast and alcohol metabolism.
- They help manage weight loss
The key to weight loss management is supporting the balance between the food you eat and the calories you burn. A 100g serving of Cannellini beans is accountable for only 5% of the daily 2,000-calorie intake suggested for an adult. The protein and fiber increase the feeling of satiety and help control the appetite.
How to Sprout Cannellini Beans at Home
- Yields approximately 3 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts. Prep 3 Tablespoons of beans, then transfer into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix beans up to assure even water contact for all.
- Allow beans to soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the beans into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly! Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. Ensure sufficient air-circulation is provided.
- Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days.
Enjoy your home-made sprouts!