From Farm to Table
Whether you’re focused on fitness goals, a plant-based diet or simply cooking more at home in the New Year, you can lean on beans to help achieve your goals and provide the foundation for a flavorful meal.

Let’s Eat More USA Beans!

The U.S. is the global leader in quality, dry bean production thanks to state-of-the-art harvesting equipment, handling practices and production processes. The U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) represents farmers, dealers and companies who grow, handle, export and process dry beans grown in the United States. With more than 10 varieties, U.S. dry beans are renowned for their nutritional qualities and low carbon footprint.

To celebrate the cultural and culinary influence of beans around the globe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared Feb. 10 World Pulses Day. This event provides an opportunity to recognize the importance of pulses (dry beans, lentils, dry peas, chickpeas, lupins) as nutritional powerhouses and as part of sustainable food production aimed toward food security.

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World Pulses Day is a designated United Nations global event to recognize the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins among others) as a global food. It has been proclaimed on February 10 of each year since 2019 by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 20, 2018.

This celebration is a recognition of the decisive role that pulses can play in achieving the comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centred set of universal and transformative goals and targets of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action that seeks to end poverty.

The Best Bean Recipes from Top Influencers

In honor of World Pulses Day, the U.S. Dry Bean Council worked with 15 influencers to develop dishes that highlight the flavors of cultures around the world using beans as a main ingredient.

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Red Bean Sweet Rolls

Sylvie Gruber, A Baking Journey
These Red Bean Sweet Rolls are like your favourite Cinnamon Rolls, but filled with Sweet Red Bean Paste instead — perfect for breakfast, brunch, morning and afternoon Tea!

Vietnamese Chicken and Bean Stew
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Vietnamese Chicken and Bean Stew [gà nấu đậu]

Suzanne Nuyen, Bun Bo Bae
A favourite of Thali chef Asha, who often cooks a big pot of this deeply flavoursome and wholesome dal for family and friends.

Vegan Black Bean Meatballs
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Vegan Black Bean Meatballs

Flavia Machioni, @flaviamachioni
How about new ways of enjoying our beloved and so traditional black beans?! These vegan meatballs are the perfect recipe for you to try.