Happy Eat Beans Day everyone!
This holiday celebrates Eating Beans! Any type of beans! On this day we are encouraged to enjoy and eat beans in every way possible. "Eat Beans Day" is a Wacky Holiday that is celebrated only in the United States, but beans are enjoyed all over the world. Wikipedia tells us "Beans are one of the longest-cultivated plants, broad beans having been grown at least since ancient Egypt, and the common bean for six thousand years in the Americas." "Many modern dry beans come from old-world varieties of broad beans, but most of the kinds commonly eaten fresh come from the Americas, being first seen by Christopher Columbus during his conquest of a region of what may have been the Bahamas, where they were grown in fields." On "Eat Beans Day" we are encoraged to eat this popular staple food and share it with our friends and family. Pull out those cookbooks and try a new bean recipe, or cook a nice pot of bean soup to share with the whole family. Bean Soup Recipes have been popular for years and make great gifts-in-a-jar too! Maybe you would like to make a dish of beans from some of the most popular bean dishes in the U.S. Dishes likeBBQ Baked Beans, Green Bean Casserole or Split Pea Soup. Any of these dishes would be perfect place on your dinner table in honor of "Eat Beans Day.
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It is possible this holiday may of been created by the greeting card industry because we find reference to it on greeting card sites that say-
"It's Eat Beans Day... time for you to have a great time munching into whole lotta yummy beans. Share the fun with all your friends and loved ones through our wonderful bean ecards."
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
We found recognition about this holiday from:
calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk about growing beans in the garden as well as sharing bean recipes.
Beans & Flatulence
"Many edible beans, including broad beans and soybeans, contain oligosaccharides (particularly Raffinose and Stachyose), a type of sugar molecule also found in cabbage." An anti-oligosaccharide enzyme is necessary to properly digest these sugar molecules." "As a normal human digestive tract does not contain any anti-oligosaccharide enzymes, consumed oligosaccharides are typically digested by bacteria in the large intestine." "This digestion process produces flatulence-causing gases as a byproduct." This aspect of bean digestion is the basis for the children's rhyme "Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit."
"Some species of mold produce alpha-galactosidase, an anti-oligosaccharide enzyme, which humans can take to facilitate digestion of oligosaccharides in the small intestine." "This enzyme, currently sold in the U.S. under the brand-name Beano, can be added to food or consumed separately." "In many cuisines beans are cooked along with natural carminatives such as anise seeds, coriander seeds and cumin."
"Other strategies include soaking beans in water for several hours before mixing them with other ingredients to remove the offending sugars." "Sometimes vinegar is added, but only after the beans are cooked as vinegar interferes with the beans' softening."
"Fermented beans will not produce most of the intestinal problems that unfermented beans will, since bacteria can consume the offending sugars." documentation_license
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