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Sure, they taste great in burritos, but what else do they do?: The Ultimate Black Beans Quiz
by Staff
You might enjoy a dish with black beans now and then, but do you know where they originated or how many calories are in a single serving? Find out these answers -- and many more -- by taking this black bean quiz.

Black beans share the same parent plant with which group of beans?

  • kidney, pinto and navy beans
  • cranberry, black-eyed peas and lima beans
  • pink, garbanzo and light red kidney beans

Black beans were thought to have originated in what country?

  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Brazil

What group of people first introduced black beans to the rest of the world?

  • Spanish explorers
  • Peruvian civilians
  • English settlers

True or false: Black beans have a long shelf life.

  • true
  • false
  • It all depends on the brand.

Black beans are a good source of what nutrient?

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin C
  • protein

Which health benefit is widely associated with the fiber found in black beans?

  • increased stamina
  • improved digestion
  • increased libido

Regular consumption of black beans can help people suffering from which disease?

  • diabetes
  • gout
  • hepatitis

The high fiber found in black beans helps reduce what in the body?

  • iron
  • antibodies
  • cholesterol

True or false: Black beans are believed to help fight heart disease.

  • true
  • false
  • It's unknown whether black beans fight heart disease or not.

In 2007, what country produced the most beans, including black beans?

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Venezuela

What other name are black beans known by?

  • black diamond beans
  • black turtle beans
  • black pebble beans

What nutrient is not naturally found in black beans?

  • iron
  • sodium
  • carbohydrates

There are approximately how many calories in 1 cup of black beans?

  • 120
  • 220
  • 320

Black beans grow best when they’re planted during which part of the year?

  • end of spring
  • end of summer
  • end of winter

Before cooking dry black beans, how long should you soak them in water?

  • 1 hour
  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours

In which seasons are black beans readily available?

  • spring, summer and fall
  • fall, winter and spring
  • all of the above

Black beans are extremely popular in which region?

  • the Caribbean
  • the southern United States
  • both of the above

Dried black beans should be stored in airtight containers at what temperature?

  • 70 degrees Fahrenheit or below
  • 75 degrees Fahrenheit or below
  • 80 degrees Fahrenheit or below

In 2007 and 2008, what was the top destination for exported black beans from the United States?

  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Peru

What's a good way to lower canned black beans' sodium content?

  • Place them under running water.
  • Shake the can before opening.
  • It's not possible to lower canned black beans' sodium content.