Beans occupy an important place in Georgian cooking. The cereal with its amazing texture and delicate taste can be found in the kitchens of many other countries. These small, oval-shaped seeds offer much more nutritional benefits than meets the eye. Beyond the characteristic visual, these small grains contain nutrients that have a great impact on the overall well-being of the human body.
rich in proteins
Beans are an excellent source of vegetable protein, which ensures muscle growth and recovery. That is why it is often used as a protein substitute in the diet of vegans and vegetarians.
A source of dietary fiber
Beans are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, which balances our digestive system by supporting regular bowel movements and promoting a healthy microbiome.
Low fat content
Beans are a naturally low-fat product, they do not contain saturated fats, which has a positive effect on our heart health.
vitamins and minerals
Beans are an excellent source of B vitamins, including folic acid, which is important for a healthy pregnancy. Beans also contain minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium.
Beans are rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols, which rid the body of free radicals.
Using beans in cooking
There are many types of beans: Shulavera, Batumela, Gurula, white, field red and others. The main difference between them is the texture. For example, Shulavera has a relatively coarse texture, while Batumela and Gurula are more fatty and nutritious.
In Georgia, beans are most often used as a snack, although they are also popular in combination with nuts. Bean soups are common in world cuisine. Bean soup can be found in Mexican or French cooking. One of the common bean dishes in French cuisine is cassoulet, which is made from white beans and meat.
Beans are also ideal for baking. Lobiani, which is a favorite pastry of many people with its texture and taste, is worth noting in Georgian cooking.
As discussed in the blog, beans are a much more important and useful product than one might think at first glance. In the online store “Chemi Maragi” you will find the most diverse range of beans: Shulavera, Batumela, Gurula, field red beans. In case of an order, our courier will deliver the desired type of beans directly to your door.