8/20/13

Trade Up Tuesday: Canned Beans




Trade Up from Bush’s Great Northern Beans to Bush’s Reduced Sodium Black Beans

Trying to decide which beans to use for your chilior bean dip?  Use a low sodium version of your usual favorite.  The low sodium versions pack the same nutrients into your meals without increasing your sodium levels and you won’t even notice a difference in flavor!

Bush’s Great Northern Beans 
NuVal Score: 54

Nutrition facts: Serving Size: 1/2 Cup, Servings per container: varies per can size, Calories: 110, Calories from fat: 0, Total Fat: 0g, Saturated fat: 0g, Trans fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 460 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 20g, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Protein: 7g, Iron: 10%

Ingredients: Prepared Great Northern Beans, Water, Salt, Calcium Chloride (firming agent)


Bush’s Reduced Sodium Black Beans 
NuVal Score: 69

Nutrition facts: Serving Size: 1/2 Cup, Servings per container: varies per can size, Calories: 105, Total Fat: 0.5g, Saturated fat: 0g, Trans fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 240mg, Total Carbohydrates: 23g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Protein: 7g, Iron: 15%

Ingredients: Black beans, water, salt

The Bush’s Reduced Sodium Black Beans gets a better NuVal score than the Great northern beans because by trading up to this version of beans you save 5 calories, and 120 milligrams of sodium.  You also get more fiber and more iron per serving than with the great northern beans.  Reducing your sodium is important to lower blood pressure and protect your heart.



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