You Don't Know Beans.Or Do You? Ultimate Bean Quiz
Beans are a mighty dietary staple, but too often they're relegated to mere toppings or side dishes. Take our quiz to see how much you know about this versatile food.
Beans are members of what plant family?
What component of beans is responsible for causing gas?
What can you do to help keep beans from causing you gas?
- Soak them in water overnight and discard the water.
- Add lots of salt to the cooking water.
- Freeze the beans before cooking.
True or false: You should rinse canned beans before using them.
- It depends on how you use them.
True or false: Beans can be considered both a protein and a vegetable.
- true, but only cannelini beans
Which nut is really a bean?
How big is a serving size of beans?
Try or false: Beans add nitrogen to the soil they're grown in, making it available to other plants grown in the same soil.
What are dry beans?
- dehydrated beans
- beans that are grown for their seeds, not their pods
- uncooked beans
True or false: All dry beans have essentially the same nutritional profile.
Which of the following is an advantage of using canned beans?
- They can be used immediately.
- They're already cooked.
- both of the above
Compared to other fruits and vegetables, what do beans have more of?
Beans are a beneficial component of diets for people who have which chronic disease?
- multiple sclerosis
- irritable bowel syndrome
Turtle beans is another name for _____.
- black beans
- navy beans
- pinto beans
What bean is typically used in succotash?
What beans can be fatal to some people?
- garbanzo beans
- fava beans
- anasazi beans
What kind of beans were used for money in Aztec culture?
- turtle beans
- cacao beans
- lima beans
Which of the following flavors does not come from a bean?
Complete this adage: It doesn't amount to ____.
- a pound of beans
- a mess of beans
- a hill of beans
Which U.S. president has a portrait made of jelly beans?
- Jimmy Carter
- Ronald Reagan
- Bill Clinton