Bean Beat

Bean Beat was launched in 2013 to raise awareness of beans and other legumes as an important, versatile and climate friendly food. In Germany, pulses had been completely disappeared from the daily diet for a long time. On Bean Beat you will find modern and simple recipes, background information on individual legume varieties, nutritional values as well as basic tips on proper storage, cooking, and planting in your kitchen garden.

Global Bean projects we are involved in:

We can offer:

A wide range of recipes and information on cultivation. Organic gardening and cooking classes for children.

We seek:

Traditional recipes and preparation methods, exchange of legumes seeds.

In the Global Bean network since:
December 2021


Healthy Beans – Nutritional Values & Benefits

Pulses like beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas are a simply delicious, naturally nutritious food. Because of this, most national and international dietary guidelines recommend eating more pulses. The suggested amount varies between at least one portion of 25 g dry/80 g cooked pulses per day - like in Portugal - up to 3 cups (720 mL) in the US per week. 

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Faba bean

Ever wondered how to cultivate Faba Beans? Having trouble finding the perfect soil conditions? Here you will find everything, from the plant's characteristics to best cultivation practices, the bugs and pests to watch out for, and further fun facts.

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Bean King & Queen Day Baking Event

Watch the recording of the baking class here: Find here the recipes Summary We started 2023 with GOOD LUCK! Older even than the Princess on the Pea is the Bean King across Europe. This ancient custom ends the dark cold nights and is a beautiful feast among friends to begin the new year with lightness,

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Pests and Diseases

Yellow, spotted, eaten leaves, discoloured seeds and pods. Weevils and other insects, mosaic viruses, mould and drought. These, among many others are problems you might encounter in your legume garden.

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