Choose dried beans or beans canned with low or no sodium. Select dried beans that are dry, firm, clean, uniform in color and not shriveled.
Store dried beans at room temperature, in a closed container to protect from moisture and pests. Store canned beans at room temperature use before date on can.
Low in fat and sodium, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, an excellent source of vitamin B1 and a good source of fiber, magnesium, phosphorous and zinc.