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Bean Day
Foods & Beverages
We've all bean there!

When: January 6th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

With so many different types of beans, there are also many ways to celebrate the day.  One way is to get a bag of select or artisanal if you will, fresh coffee beans to brew your favorite cup of joe.  For dinner find a fun new way to incorporate a new type of bean into your meal or maybe keep it simple and grab a bag of chips and bean dip for a snack.
 

Numbers

The are about 400 types of beans.

Description

A bean can be cooked in many different ways, and is wildly popular in a variety of dishes all over the world.  Considered a very healthy food type, beans offer a good source of dietary fiber and protein.  Not to be confused with the similar in size pea, beans are a summer crop that needs warmer temperatures to grow and maturity is happens around 55–60 days from planting stage to the final harvest.  As one of the oldest know food types of man recorded in history, ancient Egyptians even buried their dead in tombs with pottery filled with beans, in order to have enough food in the after life.  In the United States chili cooked with beans are a big deal, and there are many chili cook offs or competitions to find out who can make the best batch. 
 

Interesting Facts

  1. India produces more beans than any other country in the world.
  2. Jack and the beanstalk... The World's Tallest Bean Plant  was measured over 45 feet tall!
  3. North Dakota is one of the top producing states in the U.S., accounting for about a third of beans in the U.S
  4. Black beans are very rich in antioxidants.
  5. The Tongan vanilla bean, comes in a container that only contains 2 beans and sells for a whopping $30-$40 dollars.
     

Information

Observed:
  • January 6th
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