When it comes to getting your bang for your buck with food, it’s really hard to beat beans. They’re heart-healthy, low in fat, protein-packed, and help regulate blood sugar, all while being budget friendly and endlessly versatile in a variety of cuisines.
I am already a big bean proponent, but often do not have time to prepare dried beans at school and want to avoid BPA exposure through canned foods. Luckily, the Better Bean Company is a company that is thinking outside the bean (pun intended) to serve up beans in creative and healthy ways. With a full line of products, I couldn’t believe that it’s taken me this long to discover their presence at my local Wegmans.
Besides downright delicious beans, what really impressed me was the company’s B Corporation status, which means that they are certified “to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.” That means that these beans not only taste good, but do good for the environment and the community.
Before taking a dive into the beans themselves, I want to expand upon Better Bean’s commitment to healthy beans. With your health in mind, Better Bean uses freshly grown beans, then soaks them to make them more easily digestible. From there, they cook them with clean ingredients chosen specifically to reduce pesticides and promote health, then pack them in BPA free tubs to send them to your local grocery store. In addition to this careful preparation, the beans are:
- Gluten-free (naturally)
- Vegan (no dairy, egg, or animal byproducts)
- Reduced sodium
Uncanny Refried Black Beans
Cuban Black Beans
Count me in as a Better Bean’s newest fan. When it comes to clean, plant-based foods, you really cannot wrong with any flavor from the Better Bean lineup. I definitely will be seeking out other varieties of their beans at local stores, and will definitely update this post when I find them.
For more information on the Better Bean Company, click here. Locally in Baltimore, Better Bean products can be found at Wegmans, Earth Origins, Whole Foods Harbor East. In Orlando, they can be found at Whole Foods Market (Altamonte and Lake Mary) and Earth Origins Outlet in Lake Mary. For all other localities, click here to do a product search in your neck of the wood. Look for them in the refrigerated section!
Disclaimer: This review is current to the original publication date. Updates will be noted. Ingredients and manufacturing processes can change without notice. Each product should be reviewed for individual nutritional needs. Feel free to to contact me with any questions or comments. I purchased this product independently and the review is a reflection of my personal opinion.