Beans (phaseolus) are the most important food legume for human consumption in the world. Its seeds consist mainly of carbohydrates and are a good source of nitrogen and protein. It also contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, manganese and sulfur. This legume is rich in bioactive components such as enzyme inhibitors, lectins, phytates, oligosaccharides and phenolics, which exhibit metabolic roles in humans and animals.
Among the observed biological activities are the antioxidant capacity, the reduction of cholesterol and reduction of low-density lipoproteins, thus Phaseolus has a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases. Also it has shown favourable effects against cancer because of the antimutagenic and antiproliferative properties of their phenolics, lectins and protease inhibitors. Additionally, it has showed effects on obesity and diabetes due to its content of resistant starch and amylase inhibitor.
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• Source of protein
The fruit of this legume provides an important amount of protein. These are essential
compounds for human body, they are easily digested because they come from a plant source; they also allow to meet the basic needs of human beings.
• Source of vitamins
This bean contains type A and B vitamins. It has a high amount of folates (Vitamin B9), this
vitamin is better known as folic acid and is necessary and indispensible for the production and maintaining new cells; in addition, it provides amounts of riboflavin, niacin and other type B complexes.
• Source of minerals
The seed has a variety of minerals which are important to be consumed in daily food intake. Beans provide magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium; which carry out important functions such as the proper functioning of the nervous system, during the processes of bone tissue formation, the coagulation of the blood, transmission of nerve impulses, among others.