Anasazi Beans

Anasazi Beans

The Anasazi bean is packed with protein, starches, fiber, potassium and calcium. They cook in a third of the time of other beans. They also contain a large amount of iron. They have been cultivated by Southwestern Native American tribes in the U. S. for generations. They tend to be milder and sweeter than other beans and have a fourth less of gas-causing carbohydrates than found in other beans.

Cooking on my outside stove in my cast iron bean pot.

Health benefits are they treat and prevent diabetes, fight cancer, improve heart health, boost the immune system and combat inflammation. They are quite tasty and are good for you. They contain a carbohydrate-binding protein by the name of lectin which is a natural glucose-binder that helps manage blood sugar. One research showed the antimutagenic and antiproliferative compounds were beneficial in decreasing the risk of cancer as well as reducing the spread of cancer.

Ready to go on the fire.

On the fire and cooking.

Tasty and healthy. A great combination.

7 thoughts on “Anasazi Beans

  1. Now that looks wonderful Wayne. I think my sister in law down near desert country uses those beans. I have never seen them here. We even have a couple soup bones in the freezer for such an occasion. I have a friend that puts his cast iron bean pot in the smoker for a couple hours on startup, you probably get a bit of wood flavor over the open fire.

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    • Yes I do. I take the lid off for a bit and put a screen over it to keep bugs out. Then I put the lid back on. They are the best tasting of all the beans I think. Right now shipping kills you. I ordered 20 pounds today. $44 for beans $66 shipping!😱I want to try and make chili with them.

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  2. This is one of those things that we take for granted – bean soup in cast iron… delicious – BUT – I am guilty of leaning into fast food when it is available. Sometimes when I came, and have limited food and options, things like this, or a simple brat or dog over an open flame with a plain bun… I mean… it doesn’t get much better than that on a crisp evening after fishing!

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