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The material of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is rich with fiber, protein, vitamin B1, folate, iron, and magnesium, among other macro- and micronutrients. The sprouts and full-grown plant contain ample amounts of essential minerals, various vitamins, and phenolic compounds. Eating kidney beans and other legumes improves your food quality score (FQS).
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