Black Beans

Navy beans’ contribution to heart health lies not just in their fibre but in the significant amounts of folate and magnesium these beans supply. Folate helps lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that is an intermediate product in an important metabolic process called the methylation cycle. Elevated blood levels of homocysteine are an independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, or peripheral vascular disease, and are found in between 20-40% of patients with heart disease. It has been estimated that consumption of 100% of the daily value (DV) of folate would, by itself.

Nutrition Value

Serving Size 100g
Calories 113
Calories from fat 4
  *Daily Value (%)
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 448 mg 19%
Potassium 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 20 g 7%
Dietary fiber 5 g 20%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 8 g 11%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5%
Iron 10%

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