Beans can be eaten in various forms as food. One of the best known uses is the preparation of chili con carne with red kidney beans. In this country, however, the green runner beans (haricot beans) are mainly used as a side dish. It should be noted that the beans must never be eaten raw, as they are highly toxic. The phasin contained is only destroyed during cooking. Eating raw beans can cause nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and other worst-case symptoms. No corresponding complaints are to be expected in the case of cooked beans, but a connection with increased flatulence or the appearance of a bloated belly is often reported here. (fp)

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Video: beans (October 2021).