Healthy and delicious: legumes are best stored in a screw-top jar
Legumes have long been frowned upon as "poor people's food" and were mostly associated with "stale" one-to-one recipes. But now they have almost become new kitchen stars. And that's a good thing, because legumes are extremely healthy. They are best stored in a screw-top jar.
Positive properties of legumes
For a long time, legumes had a shadowy existence in this country. Even today, many people only associate them with hearty home cooking such as bean stew or lentil soup. However, this reputation misjudges the positive properties of legumes. According to health experts, they should prevent obesity and help against cancer and cardiovascular diseases, among other things. A study also showed that legumes can prevent diabetes. There are a few things to keep in mind when storing valuable food.
Full of protein and important minerals
There are numerous reasons why legumes are very healthy. They are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium as well as vitamin B and also real protein powerhouses.
Furthermore, their carbohydrate content and the phytochemicals they contain have a positive effect on blood sugar and cholesterol levels, reports the Consumer Service Bavaria on its website.
It goes on to say: “The largely indigestible oligosaccharides raffinose and stachyose can cause flatulence, which is why legumes are often rejected. It is precisely these carbohydrates that help the desired intestinal bacteria to settle and thus a healthy intestinal microbiome (or intestinal flora) to develop. "
With the right preparation, they can often be enjoyed without causing a bloated stomach. Under no circumstances may legumes be consumed raw.
Store dark in a screw-top jar
Those who buy legumes such as peas, lentils or lupine generally do not consume all of them at once.
The consumer service therefore advises to pay attention to the expiry date when shopping. In addition, the experts have a trick against pest infestation:
Since lentils, chickpeas and the like are relatively susceptible to pests, it is best to store them in a screw-top jar for no longer than one year and therefore store them airtight, protected and ideally in the dark.
It should be noted on the glass how long the contents can be kept.
The experts have another tip: "Put legumes for washing with cold water in a bowl, read the ones floating on top, they can be infected by pests." (Ad)