100gm = ½ cup
black turtle beans (organic, 100gm)
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:
- 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).