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Dry Bean Day

January 6

When is Dry Bean Day?

Dry Bean Day happens on Saturday January 6, 2024.

The Wholesome Celebration: National Dry Bean Day

On the 6th of January, kitchens across the nation pay homage to a humble yet mighty pantry staple – the dry bean. National Dry Bean Day is an annual celebration recognizing the nutritional powerhouse that beans represent in various cuisines around the world.

Bean Basics:

  • A Diverse Family: The legume family boasts an array of beans, including kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, navy beans, and many more, each with its unique flavor and texture.
  • Culinary Chameleon: Dry beans serve as the backbone for countless recipes, from comforting chili and hearty soups to vibrant salads and even brownies!

Health in a Hull:

  1. Nutritional Power: Beans are celebrated for their high fiber and protein content, making them an excellent food for sustaining energy, supporting muscle health, and promoting digestive wellness.
  2. Heart Healthy: Regular consumption of dry beans is linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved heart health, a benefit worth celebrating in every spoonful.

Ways to Revel in Beans:

  • Cooking Adventures: National Dry Bean Day is the perfect opportunity to try new bean recipes or to perfect the art of cooking beans from scratch, a practice that is both economical and satisfying.
  • Bean Education: Use this day to learn about the benefits of beans, their origins, and their role in sustainable agriculture and global food security.

National Dry Bean Day isn’t just about enjoying a bowl of beans; it’s a day to reflect on the importance of this globally significant food source.

When does Dry Bean Day happen next year?

Dry Bean Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday January 6, 2025
  • Tuesday January 6, 2026
  • Wednesday January 6, 2027
  • Thursday January 6, 2028
  • Saturday January 6, 2029


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