The Better Bean Company makes a terrific product that should take off nationwide. We hope it will be the next big thing in delicious, nutrient-dense food for all meals of the day.
We hope you’ll try it. You can even get your first tub free (see below).
A NEW WAY TO BUY BEANS
The company is first to market a line of all-natural, refrigerated, ready-to-eat beans.
The beans are $3.99 for a 14-ounce plastic tub that is BPA-free, freezable, microwavable and reusable. The beans are solidly packed into the tubs: There’s no packing liquid or no air pockets taking up space; nothing to drain, no can opener required.
Just pop the top off the tub and dig in, or heat them as you prefer. Add them to recipes, use them as garnishes.
Prepared from scratch with freshly-harvested beans, the line is cooked in a gluten-free facility, and is non-GMO certified, vegan certified, nut free and soy free.
Bonus: The line has one-third the sodium of regular canned beans.
WHY THEY’RE EASIER TO DIGEST
Another bonus: Better Bean is easy on the digestive system. The company:
Uses freshly harvested beans, avoiding the challenges of digesting older beans (dried beans keep for years, and when you purchase them, you have no idea how old they are).
Soaks and re-rinses the beans, which eliminates gas-causing* compounds and activates enzymes that make it easier to digest all the nutrients. Dried beans must be soaked overnight before cooking, but you need to change the soaking water every few hours to removes the oligosaccharides* that cause flatulence.
Adds ingredients that help ease bean digestion. Onions, garlic and cumin help with this process, but the star ingredient is apple cider vinegar, which breaks down indigestible oligosaccharides.
*Oligosaccharides, a category of sugars in beans, cannot be digested by the stomach or small intestine. They get passed on to the large intestine where bacteria begin to break them down. During the process, the bacteria release several different types of gases, mainly hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
MEET THE BETTER BEANS
They are excellent on their own as a protein-packed side or snack; or can be added to dishes and recipes for every meal of the day.
The Better Bean line currently has eight varieties: half with mild seasonings, half with medium spiciness.
While the beans are cooked with garlic, onion and herbs, you can add fresh herbs, chopped scallions, more heat or other seasonings as you desire.
Take your pick:
Better Baked Beans: mild; for sides—they’re in a tangy tomato sauce with a bit of maple syrup.
Cuban Black Beans: mild; for quesadillas, rice and beans, sides and soups.
 You can do so much with eight different varieties.
 Half the varieties are mild, half are medium-spicy.
 An easy way to add protein to avocado toast. (all photos courtesy Better Bean).