black turtle beans (organic, 100gm)


100gm = ½ cup

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black turtle beans

– small shiny variety of common bean, especially popular in Latin American cuisine

Black turtle beans have:

  • low glycaemic Index GI= 30- the carbohydrates are absorbed slowly helping keep blood sugar levels stable.

Are an excellent source of:

  • phytonutrients
  • flavonoids- contain up to eight different flavonoids, three of which are the anthocyanin flavonoids: delphinidin, petunidin, and malvidin.

Flavonoids are basically colour-producing phytonutrient pigments that function as antioxidants in the body to fight disease and protect cells from free radicals that can lead to a number of degenerative and chronic diseases for example alzhiemer’s disease, some cancers, heart disease immune diseases, atherosclerosis, dementia, diabetes.

  • fibre- 15g per 1 cup of cooked beans- fibre helps to lower blood cholesterol levels
  • protein- 15gms per 1 cup of cooked beans
  • minerals such as-, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc and manganese
  • vitamins such as folic acid B9, Vitamin A and Thiamine B1
  • molybdenum- which is needed to form and activate several important detoxifying enzymes in the human body. Includes aldehyde oxidase (breaks down acetaldehyde) and sulphite oxidase (converts sulphites into sulphates).