Making Carbs Count white beans, Fenland Celery, carb counting for diabetes

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There are all sorts of

wonderful colours in the

world of beans. From

various green beans

(Broadbean, French

beans) to red 'Kidney' beans, and moreor-less

everything in between. Think of the

Borlotti, sometimes called the Cranberry

bean, which is a lovely mottled bean with

cream and pinky-red (goes a brownish red

when cooked).

Due to being grown and used all over

the world, some of the names we have

for beans are actually the same bean.

Butterbean, Cannellini, Flageolot and

Haricot are types of bean that can be

described as white, or at the very least

'beige'. Extremely versatile, they easily

bulk out stews, can be cooked and

thrown into salads or added to soups. As

they are creamy in texture they work well

when paired with other foods.

Due to being grown and used all over

the world, some of the names we have

for beans are actually the same bean. So,

back to the whiter ones, in alphabetical

order, let's take a look at a few:

Butterbeans

In the UK, we call them butterbeans, but

in the US you are more likely to hear these

same beans referred to as Lima beans. It

seems like a lot of people don't like lima

beans. These beans can be consumed

in both their immature stage (fresh and

green) as well as their mature (dried

and beige). Americans tend to eat them

in the immature stage mostly. You can

cook them yourself, which like all dried

beans can take a long time of soaking

and simmering, or you can get them

canned where the texture is creamier

and the flavour is rich and buttery. Plump

and creamy when fully cooked, they do

in fact have a buttery texture that can

be appealing. Butterbeans have a mild

flavour, so they're best when pumped

up with some fat, particularly when

cooked with some bacon or ham. Their

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creaminess also means they blend well,

making an easy bean dip.

Cannelli

According to famed cook Delia Smith's

website, "There are two main types of

haricot bean: firstly, the long, thin, shinyivory one that the Italians sometimes call

cannellini. These are delicious in salads,

stews, and Tuscan bean and pasta soup;

they are also the kind used in France,

cooked in the Breton way and served

with mutton and lamb. The second

type of haricot is the small round one of

tinned baked bean fame. I think they are

inferior to, and lack the flavour of, their

handsomer cousins. A member of the

same family, tiny green unripe flageolets

have a wonderful flavour. Haricot beans

are cheap, they help to bulk out meat and

they are also very nutritious and filling. The

other advantage is they are very good

at absorbing the flavours of the dish. If

you're serving these, there's no need to

serve either rice or potatoes."

Leek and Butterbean Soup. Click the pic for recipe PDF.

Flageolet

Flageolet are small, immature kidney

beans that are white to pale green.

Creamy beans with tender skin and a fine,

delicate flavour, these are much prized in

France. They are actually small, young

haricot beans that have been harvested

and dried before they are fully ripe. Use

them in tomato-based and meat stews, in

mixed bean salads or tossed in butter to

accompany roast lamb or veal.

Haricot

Repeated slightly from the above info on

Cannellini beans, haricot beans are small,

oval, plump and creamy-white with a mild

flavour and smooth, buttery texture. In the

US, they are known as navy beans and

are the classic ingredient in Boston baked

beans. Haricot beans are widely used in

the cooking of countries such as France,

Spain, Portugal and South America. With

little flavour of their own, they absorb

other aromas and flavours easily, which

makes them popular beans to use in bean

salads, vegetable soups, slow-cooked

dishes such as cassoulet or bean purées.

A small, white, kidney-shaped bean that is

good for using in salads and casseroles.

Stew recipe overleaf

Resources

www.bbc.co.uk/food

www.deliaonline.com

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