Which beans are legal and which are illegal, in other words suitable and unsuitable for SCD, was one of the earliest questions we received. And naturally we were asked to cover this topic in an article.
It’s the evening I have a bit of time, we got rid of television so here we are, I am writing this down. Let’s take a look at the beans. :))
P.S.: I didn’t realize how deep of a subject this is, this will take more than one evening. Here I am looking at differences between kidney bean and red bean, it looks basically the same :D
P.S.1: yes it’s getting quite wordy, but this is a BLOG after all, isn’t it? :)))

I have to admit, I had to double check a few resources, because I found conflicting information and I do not want to make a mistake, that would be extremely counter productive to our SCD pursuit. I stuck to Elaine’s intel and added or edited things that have changed or were newly discovered.
P.S.2: I divided this blog about beans into two parts, there really is a lot to cover.

I am going to summarize the most well known beans (I myself know just one of these…),by putting a simple description and a photo there. I have to tell you, that sometimes I had to look up the Latin names because I couldn’t beanlieve how confusing the beans can get.
And to top it off, I basically only know my favorite green beans, because I love them and I prepare them simply on a pan with a bit of oil and some herbs, garlic and shallot. Up ’till now I successfully evaded the other types of beans for GAStronomic reasons, you know how it is… :D

And finally one request from me to you. If you find something to be unclear, or a mistake or perhaps a scientifically proven information relating to the subject of the articles, please let us know and comment, share your knowledge. ;)
We can discuss under this article, so our information is as good as we can get it. Two in balance are stronger than one in perfection. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. :)

I confess without torture that photos are not mine, I couldn’t imagine what would I do with so many beans. So I was downloading as if possessed. :))))))
P.S.3: all our other photos are ours, we definitely love to take pictures. ;))

To wrap up this foreword, always remember that ALWAYS according to Elaine in her book that dried beans must be soaked in water for at least 12 hours, do not use the water for anything afterwards!!!!

Lima bean, butter bean, sieva bean – phaseolus lunatus
LEGAL – dried or raw
Lima beans are larger, white, flat

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– mung,green gram – vigna radiata
ILLEGAL – contains the polysaccharide amylopectin
Mung, tiny, beautiful green beans

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Cannellini – navy bean, haricot, pea bean, common bean- phaseolus vulgaris
ILLEGAL – contains the polysaccharide amylopectin
Cannellini beans are white, long

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Black-eyed pea
– black-eyed, goat pea – vigna unguiculata
ILLEGAL – contains the polysaccharide amylopectin
Black-eyed beans of cream color with a black spot, similar to an eye (easiest to recognize huh?:))


Black beans – black turtle bean phaseolus vulgaris – vigna mungo
LEGAL – albeit recommended only after symptoms subside
Description is quite self explanatory, small black beans ;)

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