Harvard Heart Letter

Legume of the month: Red beans

Unlike most bean varieties, which come in earthy, neutral hues, red beans can add a bit of color to your cooking. Like all beans, they’re a good source of potassium, a mineral that promotes healthy blood pressure. Red beans are used throughout the world in a variety of dishes. Red beans and rice is a common meal in the southeastern United States. This Creole-inspired dish features red beans simmered with bell peppers, onions,…

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