At the beginning of the 18th century, food beans appeared in Russia. She took her place of honor in the menu of all segments of the population. There are more than 200 varieties of this tasty and healthy product, but only about 20 of them are used in the culture of peoples. The most famous types of legumes are common beans, multiflorous, lima, moon, holly and others.
But ordinary beans were very popular in our country . String beans not only have a unique taste, but also are very healthy and nutritious. It is rich in its composition of macro- and microelements and vitamins, and in terms of protein content it surpasses even some types of meat. This valuable plant contains: iron, cobalt, iodine, zinc, copper, fluorine, sulfur, manganese, molybdenum, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus. As well as many vitamins, carotene, folic and ascorbic acids. Every person who wants to stay healthy and monitors his diet must definitely include beans in his menu. The beneficial properties of this tasty product, in fact, are unique and many housewives use it not only to enrich and saturate their body, but also successfully use it for medicinal purposes.
In folk medicine, decoctions and water tinctures are prepared. Pods, flowers, seeds and bean husks are suitable for this. So, with cardiac and renal edema, a decoction of seeds or pods is used. It is used to lower blood sugar, hypertension, rheumatism, diseases of the genitourinary system, obesity of the liver, skin diseases. It has antimicrobial and wound healing properties.
A decoction of bean pods can be prepared in the following way. About 3 tbsp. tablespoons of crushed pods pour half a liter of water, boil for about 15 minutes. Let stand for 3 hours and strain. Take half a glass before meals 3 times a day. Such a decoction is useful in inflammatory processes of the genitourinary system and with stones in the bladder.
Juice from green pods or unripe beans is also useful. It has antibacterial and diuretic effects. It also reduces blood sugar. For treatment, take a teaspoon up to 6 times a day.
It is successfully used for cosmetic purposes. Useful masks for which boiled green beans are used . The benefits are healing and nourishing the skin, eliminating wrinkles. To prepare the mask, grind the boiled fruits, mix with lemon juice and any vegetable oil.
It often happens that many housewives rarely use beans in the diet of their family. The useful properties of a bean product are known to many, but not many know how to cook it deliciously and what to present it with.
Before cooking, beans should be pre-soaked for 6-10 hours. It is advisable to soak red beans always, white can be boiled immediately. After soaking, change the water and put on fire. A couple of minutes after boiling, drain the water and pour cold, you can add any vegetable oil. And while the beans are cooked, it is advisable not to interfere.
The choice with what to eat beans is huge. It can be added to soup, borsch, in any salad. It is useful both boiled and canned. Pancakes with beans or as a filling for pies are very tasty.
You can cook it as an independent dish. To do this, cook and beat the beans with a mixer. The beneficial properties of this puree are doubled, as the grated product is faster digested and better absorbed by the body. In mashed potatoes, you can add carrots, onions and spices to taste.
As you know, during the heat treatment of products, many vitamins and trace elements are lost. But, it is beans, the beneficial properties of which are undeniable, that, when prepared and preserved, retain their nutritious wealth.