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Legumes Make the Top 5 Hottest Trends in Snack Foods

On April 25, 2013, Yahoo Shine released an article on The Top 5 Hottest Trends in Snack Foods. At no surprise for us, legumes has made the list. “Food companies looking to up the nutritional ante with their snacks have released myriad legume-based snacks, using everything from black beans to chickpeas to lentils. Being made with some legume flour doesn’t always make a snack healthier though, so if you’re really concerned about nutrition, you’ll want to make sure the legumes are the first ingredient listed. Again, if you just happen to like the flavor of beans and lentils (like I … Read More

National Bean Day!

National Bean Day is January 6th! Celebrating this unique holiday is super easy.  All you need to do is eat all the amazing beans that come in various sizes and shapes.  According to Huffington Post’s story last year on this National Bean Day Holiday, it exists because of Gregor Mendel, who famously used bean and pea plants to test his theories on inheritance. Mendel died on this day in 1884, according to FoodReference.com. We decided to have a little fun with this holiday and create you a Bean Day Infographic.  Feel free to pin and share!