Latest Common bean Stories

2010-07-01 06:48:24

New bean germplasm lines containing heat, drought and disease tolerance are being released by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators. ARS geneticist Tim Porch, with the agency's Tropical Agricultural Research Station in Mayagez, Puerto Rico, has recently released two new kidney bean germplasm lines, named TARS HT-1 and TARS HT-2, that are tolerant to high temperature conditions. These new releases are part of collaborative breeding efforts with Cornell University, the...

2010-06-04 09:48:57

New cultivars of common bean developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists could shore up the legume crop's defenses against the fungal disease common bean rust. According to Talo Pastor-Corrales, an ARS plant pathologist in Beltsville, Md., the new cultivars possess two or more genes for resistance to the rust fungi. Most of the cultivars also harbor Ur-11, which is considered the most effective rust-resistance gene in the world. Pastor-Corrales and his...

2009-02-05 07:20:00

A recent study published in Crop Science of the anticancer benefits of dry beans shows that different market classes of beans contain varying levels of antioxidants and other cancer reducing contents. As the world seeks new ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, more research continues to be conducted on the benefits of certain foods in reducing people's risk of contracting these ailments. Legumes in particular are often cited as being high in...

2008-10-07 18:00:00

By Ask Sam QI EAT tinned green beans, butter beans and kidney beans nearly every day, which I assume are processed foods. I've heard that processed foods are high in salt, so should I stop eating tinned veg and beans? AIt's true that tinned vegetables and beans are 'processed', but that doesn't mean they aren't good for you. Often people use the term 'processed food' as shorthand for poor- quality, unhealthy food and there are many processed foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt,...

2008-09-02 21:00:11

By Don Mauer Here's some hot news about cold carbs. I'd never heard of resistant starch (a carbohydrate and fiber) until Prevention magazine brought it to my attention. If your not aware of resistant starch, don't be surprised, most folks aren't, even though it's been a part of your meals most of your life. Dietary fiber, an important part of everyone's food plan, is a complex carbohydrate found in whole grains, like whole wheat and oats, especially oat bran. We also find fiber in fresh...

2008-08-27 03:00:43

By Bainbridge, Jane Baked beans remain the stalwart of a sector that continues to return a steady rate of growth. By Jane Bainbridge It seems that beans on toast has held its own as a quintessential British comfort food. According to TGI, 90% of adults have eaten baked beans during the past 12 months, and this simple fare is beloved by children, students and parents alike, with an appeal that spans generations, thanks to its tasty, cheap nutritious content. Despite the universal appeal of...

2008-05-01 15:05:00

Controversial court patent case for simple yellow legume has become rallying point for 'biopiracy' concernsThe United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today rejected all of the patent claims for a common yellow bean that has been a familiar staple in Latin American diets for more than a century.The bean was erroneously granted patent protection in 1999, as US Patent Number 5,894,079, in a move that raised profound concerns about biopiracy and the potential abuse of intellectual...

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