Friday, December 12, 2008

Protein Sources

Wondering how to afford enough protein for your long-term storage?

"Dried Beans, or Legumes, are one of the best protein sources on the planet. People all over the world have been eating them for thousands of years. They keep a long time, are easy to prepare, and cost very little. When they are cooked they more than double in weight. 1 cup dry beans makes 2 1/2 cups cooked beans.

Complete Protein: When beans are combined with a corn product, meat or milk based food, they form what is known as a complete protein. Complete proteins are more nourishing for your body than beans eaten alone. Therefore the old standbys like Pork 'n Beans, Pintos and Cornbread, Split Pea Soup with Ham, and Succotash (Corn and Lima beans), provide more complete proteins, than when eaten alone. When beans are combined with other foods to make complete proteins, the combinations can be exceptionally good tasting."

(Source: www.bulkfoods.com/bean.htm)

2 comments:

Vikki, a kinda foodie said...

I've been researching, and it turns out that beans don't necessarily have to be coupled with a grain to be a complete protein. We have stored not only dried beans, peas and lentils, but also peanut butter powder, canned chicken, canned tuna, canned ham, and recently discovered the little jars of Hormel bacon (real, not bacon bits). And remember that beans can be ground to use as a flour too. We do also have stored: wheat, rice, cornmeal, oats, potato flakes, and various other grains just because our comfort food usually has a bread-like texture. We'd be happy with pancakes 7 days a week! Vikki www.survival-cooking.blogspot.com

K P said...

Thanks for your feedback!