It's not just "the more you eat, the more you toot!" Here are some fun facts about beans!!!
Today is National Bean Day! With the ability to balance blood sugar and transform into everything from chip-dip to burgers, beans really do seem magical. Celebrate these lovely legumes on National Bean Day today by whipping up a pot of soup and digging into these fun facts:
Denver-based business Women’s Bean Project, which gives soup, snack and jewelry-making gigs to chronically unemployed women, started with $500 of dry beans in 1989.
Dry pinto beans are one of the most cost-efficient forms of protein at 7 cents per half-cup serving. Lean ground beef is $1.18 per 4-oz. serving and chicken is 82 cents per-4 oz. serving.
In the 6th century BC, philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras had a deep philosophical dislike of beans. Some historians reported his aversion was due to the belief that legumes contained the souls of the dead.
Approximately 71,089 people in the world have the last name Bean.
Vermont ranks highest in searching for bean recipes online. Montana and Wyoming are second and third.
In ancient Greece, minor public officials were elected by drawing beans. The person who got the white bean got the job.
The Alabama Butterbean Festival set the record for the largest pot of baked beans at 1,010 gallons.
North Dakota has retained its position as the top-ranking producer of dry edible beans in the United States since 1991.
The longest recorded time for sitting in a bath of cold baked beans is 100 hours by Barry “Captain Beany” Kirk of Port Talbot, West Glamorgan (United Kingdom).
Bean (Rowan Atkinson) has a master’s degree in electrical engineering.
Every hour, 38.5 tons of baked beans are eaten in Britain.
The top five beans grown in the United states are pinto beans, navy beans, black beans, red kidney beans and great northern beans.