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Canned Beans

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Maureen Varnon

Black beans in a bowl
Garbanzos in a bowl
Pinto beans in a bowl is an unbranded canned bean category-building campaign designed to educate Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) about the universal benefits of canned beans. Containing nutrients such as (among others) fiber, protein and iron, canned beans make it easy for consumers to add more plants to their diet and help people live longer, healthier lives.

As the canned bean category leader and sponsor of, Bush’s® conducted research to better understand what RDNs and consumers know about canned beans. The results reveal a significant knowledge gap regarding the health benefits of beans.  Your shoppers need your help to close this knowledge gap! Please find out how you can help them learn about the plentiful benefits of canned beans by visiting the Gap Research Study found below.

Following is our top ten list highlighting some of the best canned bean benefits.

  1. RDNs know a lot more about canned beans than consumers; they need your help!
  2. Canned beans are packed with health benefits that have been documented in peer-reviewed journals!
  3. Rinsing canned beans has been shown to reduce the sodium by up to 41%.
  4. Canned beans make it easy to add more plants to your diet!
  5. Canned beans can help you live longer!
  6. Canned beans can be used to transform a familiar favorite into a new taste sensation.
  7. Canned beans cost less than half the price per pound for animal protein.
  8. Canned beans pull double duty, considered both a vegetable and a protein by the USDA!
  9. Canned beans are so versatile and convenient, they can be baked, boiled, roasted, microwaved, broiled or eaten straight from the can!
  10. Canned beans are, quite simply, delicious.


Your shoppers are hungry for this information! See the resources for ways to share this information!

Traditional hummus
Black bean salsa
Brownie truffel bites
Pinto bean pie