How To Start Bean Flour Production Business

Bean flour production is the processing of beans to powder for various uses. And processing of foodstuff makes food easier to prepare with style. Beans are a source of protein to the body, Health Organization advises that we should take at least a plate of legume in a day in other to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and any other health-related issues. The bean flour is very nutritious, used in preparing different variety of food such as snacks (moi-moi, akara), casseroles, side dishes, baking etc. It can be…

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Health Benefits of Beans and Why you should eat Beans

Health Benefits of Beans and Why you should eat Beans

Beans are seeds from the Fabaceae family, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. They are an affordable source of protein, fiber, and vitamins that offer many health benefits. They usually grow in pods, which are capsules with several beans inside. These pods or capsules develop from flowers. Other legumes include peas, peanuts, and lentils. In this article, we are going to learn about the nine health benefits of beans, including getting more protein and reducing the risk of heart disease. The 9 Different type of beans include:…

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Methods of Harvesting Dry Beans

Comprehensive Guide on Dry Beans Production

Below are the methods of harvesting dry beans: (1) Estimating Bean Yield Beans yields can be estimated by knowing the number of seeds per pod, pods per plant and plants per 1/1,000 of an acre. At the time of counting seeds and pods, the maturity status of each should be determined. If a seed or pods appear not to mature, they shouldn’t be counted. Count the total plants per 1/1,000 acre to complete the data collection. An accurate estimate of plant population per acre can be obtained by counting the…

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Methods of Drying, Storing and Handling Dry Edible Beans

Dry Edible Beans

Research has shown pinto beans should be stored at temperatures of 40 F or cooler to maintain color and cooking quality. After 10 months of storage, pinto bean cooking times of 16% and 18% moisture beans stored at 20 F were only 1.2 times longer than before storage and at 40 F were 1.7 times longer. Pin cooking time is the elapsed time from initiation of cooking until the piercing tip of the rod placed in contact with the surface of each bean has penetrated the seeds in the cooker.…

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Methods of Irrigation and Water Use for Dry Beans

Methods of Irrigation and Water Use for Dry Beans

For maximum dry beans yield potential, dry beans will use about 14 to 18 inches of soil moisture during the growing season, depending on the cultivar. With good management, irrigation can supplement rain to provide optimum soil moisture conditions throughout the growing season. For those years where the growing season-available water (soil moisture plus rain) is less the 14 to 18 inches, each additional inch of water provided by irrigation will result in an additional 150 to 300 pounds of yield, depending on bean class and cultivar. Daily dry bean…

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Comprehensive Guide on Dry Beans Production

Comprehensive Guide on Dry Beans Production

Dry beans is a food crop that requires the producers to provide special cultural management and attention. Proper management is essential from cultivar selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability. This guide helps producers meet those production challenges. Phaseolus vulgaris, also known as the common bean and French bean, is a herbaceous annual plant grown worldwide for its edible dry seeds or unripe fruit (both commonly called beans). Known as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are a human food high in protein,…

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