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I am A+ and just recently completed chemo and radiation for breast cancer. I am trying to improve my eating habits which means cutting back on meats. I was wondering if canned legumes (black beans, pinto and fava beans) are just as good as the dry. Thank you. Helen
Hi, Helen ~
Legumes are a food that seem to lose little through industrial cooking and canning methods. The canned ones are fine for you! Just watch those labels (as usual). :-}
Eden and Healthy Valley, among many brands, offer organic canned beans and soups of many varieties. Eden even carries black soybeans, for instance.
You won't be missing any of the the nutritional value of the beans, and the convenience will help you stay compliant, especially while you're recovering from your illness.
Best wishes, dear!