Spring and Summer – the time to plant beans.
There are so many varieties of beans available. Some are green, some are purple, some yellow! In Durandt’s Heirloom Seeds online shop, you can find 66 different heirloom varieties of beans that was grown organically.
So what’s the big deal on beans? Beans are part of the Legume family and not only are they “capsules” of concentrated nutrition with a myriad of health benefits, they are also good for the environment. No other food in its natural state is as rich in protein as legumes. Beans contain between 20 to 30% protein. It also contains Vit. B1, B2, B6, niacin and folates. Including Vit. C to your meal can equal your absorption of the iron found in beans to that found in meat. Apart from the nutrients, beans contain lots of fibre.
Environmentally, beans fixes nitrogen to the soil causing following crops to be well fed.