Beans are a great source of fiber and a good inclusion in your regular diet because most Americans do not get the recommended 25 to 38 grams of fiber each day. Eating beans is good for your heart and digestion. The amino acids in beans are the protein building blocks used to heal and to make new tissues, such as bone, muscle, hair, skin, and blood. Black beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans are the 3 most popular types.
Beans are a powerhouse of essential nutrients, but only when cooked the right way – to preserve the nutritional value. Slow cooking them in conventional crock pots destroys most nutrients and the metal or ceramic pot contaminates the dish by leaching toxins. Therefore, MEC slow cooking pots are perfect for cooking this nutritious food. Let us look at the benefits of cooking beans in MEC’s pure clay slow cookers:
MEC cooks them 100% non-toxic and extra nutritious
MEC pots are made from All-Natural pure clay which is free from toxins and is completely inert. Also, the unique far infrared heat from the pot’s walls is gentle on nutrients and keeps them intact. The ergonomic design of the pot and lid make it possible to condense steam naturally during cooking and all the water-soluble nutrients stay locked within the food (read more about MEC’s steam management here). Therefore, beans cooked in MEC pots are 100% non-toxic and rich in nutrients resulting in delicious tasting beans.
MEC’s far infrared heat breaks down antinutrients – lectins
Some varieties of beans have lectins that are a kind of antinutrient. They can potentially prevent the absorption of nutrients in the body and can also damage gut walls. There is no need to soak beans overnight to remove lectins.
The far infrared heat in MEC pots thoroughly breaks down the lectins and makes them easily digestible.
Slow cooking in MEC takes less time
Slow cooking in a MEC pot over a stovetop greatly reduces cooking time. The food-friendly far infrared heat penetrates deep into beans and cooks them thoroughly at low heat and in much less time than in other types of cookware.
To sum up, beans cook faster, are more nutritious, easily digestible and taste much better when slow cooked in MEC. Interested in cooking your beans in this healthy MEC slow cooker? Head over to our online store and order a slow cooking pure clay pot today!