Thursday, July 5, 2012

Baked beans

Baked beans is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, usually stewed, in a sauce.
Most commercial canned baked beans are made from
haricot beans, also known as navy beans in a sauce packed in a tin.
Did u know . . .
The beans used to make baked beans are native to North America and were introduced to Italy in 1528 and to France by 1547.
In Ireland and the United Kingdom, a tomato and sugar sauce is most commonly used. They are commonly eaten on toast or as part of a f...ull English breakfast.
In the UK and Ireland, the term baked beans refers almost exclusively to canned beans in a tomato sauce.
Heinz Baked Beans were first sold in the UK in 1886 in the upmarket.
In the United States, B&M (Burnham & Morrill Inc.) and B&M specializes in Boston style baked beans often sold in beanpot shaped jars, and canned brown bread,
In the United States there are multiple styles.
In Boston baked beans are used in a sauce prepared with molasses and salt pork, the popularity of which has led to the city being nicknamed "Beantown".
Beans in a tomato and brown sugar, sugar or corn syrup sauce are a widely available type throughout the US. Maine and Quebec style beans often use maple syrup.
In Iran, Loubia Garm (Hot Beans) is prepared using beans in a tomato sauce, often served in winter on stalls in streets.
In New Zealand, Wattie's Baked Beans are considered a cultural icon.
Baked Beans have become a traditional food for New Zealanders.
A “full English breakfast” is usually expected to include baked beans in it and most likely, baked beans on toast.
The British Dietetic Association recommends baked beans as a preventative to heart disease. There is added sugar and the canning process takes away some health factor from baked beans, but the beans are high in fiber and low in fat.
Research done in the USA found that the nutrients found in many vegetables, fruits and red wine are also found in the skin of beans.
The reason beans are so healthy is that they contain antioxidants. All beans are good for us.
Not only are they low in fat, they are also full of protein and fiber.
They also provide important vitamins and minerals, including iron, folic acid, zinc and potassium.
Baked beans have been family favorite for years.

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