We know what beans or black beans are. They are that bean native to America. Which has become famous in the cuisine of many countries such as Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico? So much so, that it has been part of the traditional cuisine of Venezuela. Now, you may be wondering if this bean can be sown. And obviously it can be planted. But the real question is, how can this bean be grown? You can easily with a pot and water it daily. But so that the plant is healthy and can produce the bean in a good way, you better read this article.

It’s not just sowing the seed, watering it, and going on like that until you get the bean. It can work but it is very unlikely since the soil needs to have the necessary nutrients so that it can work perfectly. Since the soil is what does all the work, everything else like photosynthesis and water is easy. But that the plant can absorb the necessary nutrients to be able to grow and not fail in the attempt. So in this article you will know how to plant a bean plantation.

How to sow:

This plant is among the easiest to plant. Since it grows in warm climates, and in addition, sunlight is what will help with its growth, being one of the great factors. The growth of this plant obviously depends on where it is provided. Bone the ground. The most recommended of all is that its texture is siliceous-salty. Since this type of soil is the one that has good drainage, in addition to having too many nutrients. The least recommended type of soil is saline, clay and limestone. Since those do not help the plant to germinate as it should be.

In addition, you must know what pH the soil has. The most optimal you should have is between 5 to 6.5. And if you notice that the soil is acid. It will be better if you add Cal to reach its optimum degree.

Before sowing, the first thing you should do is soak the seeds that are going to be sown a day before. The next day the sowings have to be separated. And you water them daily, and 6 or 14 days later they will begin to germinate. When fertilizing them, it is recommended that they do not contain much nitrogen, since the plant itself produces its own nitrogen.

Recipe for white beans

For the ingredients you will need

  • 1 small piece of red bell pepper
  • Cumin
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • 225g white beans
  • Coriander or parsley
  • Half a teaspoon of paprika
  • A small onion
  • A quarter tomato
  • A bit of oregano.

And as for preparation.

First you must put the clean beans in a pot with water, and leave it like that until the next day. Then you remove the water, wash them. And you cook them with a sufficient amount of water. (It can be a normal pot. But if it has a pressure pot, better) When they start to be soft, add a little salt. And you push her away from her.

As for the stew. You grab a saucepan and put the 2 tablespoons of oil. And you try it with the onion and paprika. When they begin to be soft, add the paprika and mix it, then add the cumin and oregano. And you keep stirring it for about 2 minutes.

Then, add the tomato, and let it release its juice until it thickens. And that’s when it’s ready. And when it’s time to serve, you can put the beans and the stew aside, or together.  That already depends on your tastes. You can add the cilantro or chopped parsley to the stew or when it is already served.

Properties and benefits

It has carbohydrates that are slowly absorbed. Provides magnesium. Besides that it has zinc, calcium phosphorus. It has a good content of thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and folic acid. And it contains a large amount of fiber, being about 17 grams.

And as for the benefits. They make the kidney work well. It helps you improve digestion and allows you to prevent constipation. Helps in the immune system. It helps you prevent various diseases that are serious, such as. Cancer, since beans contain a high content of antioxidants. They reduce the great risk of getting anemia. It can be consumed by people who are diabetic, since it has very low glycemic content. And it is the ideal food for vegans, since it contains a decent amount of protein, in order to avoid muscle wasting.


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