Anasazi Bean Soup Kit

$13.50

10-12 Servings

100% Certified Organic Ingredients, Vegan, Gluten Free, No Sugar, No MSG, Dairy-free, No Wheat, No GMO, No Dairy, No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives.

MMO’s Anasazi Bean Soup Kit uses the rare Anasazi™ bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) which have stunning burgundy and cream-color patches and are the size and shape of its cousin, the pinto bean.  Anasazi is the Navajo word for “the ancient ones,” cliff-dwelling Native Americans who lived in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. Culinary legend has it that the beans were found in the 1900s in the ruins of their dwellings, but it’s more likely that they were continuously grown in the American Southwest, as they are today.   Like Cranberry beans, Anasazi beans, turn pale pink when cooked, are slightly sweet, with a meaty texture.  The ansazi bean contains all of the nine essential amino acids and is considered a high quality protein.  One half cup of Cranberry Beans contains 14 grams of protein, an enormous 500 mg of Calcium (50% DV), 680 milligrams of potassium (20% DV), and 5.4 mg iron (30% DV).

Some Health Benefits of Anasazi Beans (Credit: Dr. Axe: https://draxe.com/)

1. Treat and Prevent Diabetes

The steady and slow source of glucose provided by the mix of carbohydrates, fiber and protein in Anasazi beans is great for diabetics. Studies have shown that a specific carbohydrate-binding protein in anasazi beans called lectin is a natural glucose-binder that is excellent for normal blood sugar management. (1)

While many types of lectins cause negative reactions in the body, there are also health-promoting lectins that can decrease incidence of certain diseases. Additionally, the body uses lectins to achieve many basic functions, including cell-to-cell adherence, inflammatory modulation and programmed cell death. Some lectins are antinutrients and toxic, but anasazi beans are a significant source of non-toxic lectin. (2)

2. Fight Cancer

Anasazi beans have antimutagenic and antiproliferative compounds that help decrease the risk of cancer as well as reduce of the spread of cancer. More specifically, when three leukemia patients were given the lectin extract from the anasazi bean during research, it was revealed that the protein compound in fact killed the leukemic cells in the patients’ blood that had become relapsed or drug-resistant. (3)  Thus, these compounds in the anasazi bean are potential natural treatments for cancer.

3. Improve Heart Health

The antioxidant capacity of the anasazi bean can be an important additive in your diet for heart health. The Phaseolus family of anasazi beans is a highly rich source of bioactive compounds as well as enzymes that reduce cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (what enables fats to be carried in the bloodstream), which benefits your cardiovascular system. (4)

4. Boost the Immune System

These heirloom beans contain lectin strands that have a strong ability to fight against certain autoimmune diseases. In a study published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, the lectin in anasazi beans was shown to have potent anti-HIV properties. (5)

5. Combat Inflammation

One to two servings a day of anasazi beans can help toward reducing bodily inflammation, which triggers pretty much every kind of disease. Several studies have found that people who eat diets high in fiber have lower C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in their blood. CRP is the marker of inflammation that’s been linked to diseases like diabetes, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

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MMO’s Anasazi Bean Soup is a complete vegan kit that includes a large hand-made seasonings and vegetables packet which is choked full of delicious dried vegetables, herbs and spices.

Don’t short yourself on nutrition!   Traditional cultures took great care to prepare their legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) with a long soak before cooking to enhance digestibility and nutrient absorption.   We know today that biologically an extended soak brings the seeds out of quiescence (sleep) causing them to begin the transformation from seed to plant (sprouting).   This is important for our nutrition since during this transformation tightly bound nutrients are released and converted to higher level nutrients.  So soaking the anasazi beans for an extended time, as suggested in our instructions, significantly increases both the availability of the nutrients and their quality.    Additionally, an extended soaking of the anasazi beans removes nearly all of the phytic acid contained in the beans.  Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient that blocks the uptake of nutrients by our bodies, so getting rid of it by rinsing after a prolonged soak is very desirable.  Additionally, phytic acid is a serious irritant for our digestive tracts .  Beans that are not extensively soaked and well rinsed before cooking can cause significant gastric disruption due to the phytic acid, insolubles, and gas-producing oligosaccharides.  Avoid chlorinated water when soaking as this causes the seeds bran outer layer to “petrify” which may slow or prevent softening.

Please be aware that all of our products are handcrafted in the same facility where we use wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nut products, dairy products, and other allergens.  Feel free to call us if you have questions on this or have special dietary needs.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Variations

Low Sodium, No Salt, Regular

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