Small red beans are widely used in many Indian especially vegan North Indian Recipes. They belong to the family of pulses and are very rich in protein content. They are a common ingredient in many recipes of a common Indian household. When cooked with the right spices they taste extremely good too. They are also eaten boiled or imbibed in water due to their rich protein content. But before you think about including small red beans in your major diet you should know all about its nutrient contents.
Taking the assumption that we have quarter cup or small red beans weighing about 30.5 grams the following metrics have been provided.
- Calories: 60
- Fats: 0 grams
- Carbs: 23 grams
- Proteins: 8 grams.
From the above readings it is pretty clear that a quarter cup of small red beans contain about 60 calories which is not really that less. The plus point about small red beans is that calories from fat are 0.
As the total fat content is 0 it doesn’t have any contribution in the daily intake and therefore saturated fat content and trans fat content is also 0. Small red beans are also low on cholesterol content. They have 0 milligrams of cholesterol and therefore have 0% contribution in the daily intake. It has 25 milligrams of sodium which takes 1% of the total daily intake. The carb content is still quite high and constitutes 8% of the daily intake. In carbs 1 gram is sugar while 16 grams is dietary fiber which constitutes a total of 64% of the daily intake. This makes them high on carbs. As for vitamins, small red beans have nil percent vitamin A, nil percent vitamin C, 6% of calcium and 15% of iron. Minerals are present but vitamins are absent in small red beans.