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National Bean Day: Happy National Bean Day!


You know what “they” say: Beans, beans they’re good for your heart, beans beans they make you…

…celebrate January 6 as National Bean Day!

Okay, it is not an official holiday but it does have a reason behind it.


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The point is to eat beans for breakfast lunch and dinner. There are even websites dedicated to a menu strictly highlighting beans, but you can also just go to Taco Bell and eat a bean burrito for all three meals if you prefer.

If you are already starting to get indigestion just thinking about it, take your tums now.

In the mean time, the reason behind National Bean Day is in honor of Gregor Johann Mendel.

According to FoodReference.com, “Mendel was an Austrian botanist whose work was the foundation of the science of genetics. Working mainly with garden peas, (some 28,000 plants over 7 years) he discovered what was to become known as the laws of heredity.”

Mendel’s work has been important for the study of gentics and he used beans for the basis of his study.

He died on January 6, 1884, which is why we are supposed to be eating beans on this day, for every meal, in his honor.

Even if you don’t get a chance to eat a burrito today, make sure you wish everyone a happy bean day and think of Mendel.

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