BEANS PROVIDE a myriad of health benefits, and they offer the very best of several different food groups: like whole grains, they are rich in complex carbs and their GI is below 30, and like vegetables, they offer an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Like their veggie companions, beans are rich in fiber, B vitamins, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, and many phytonutrients.
They also offer many of the benefits of meat, providing protein aplenty. Beans are extremely low in fat and are cholesterol-free. In fact, beans actually lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels instead of potentially causing them to increase, as some animal proteins have been shown to do.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that you should eat four servings of beans per week.
Science links eating beans to the prevention of many diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Evidence even suggests that consuming beans will make you live longer!
As the negative environmental impact of meat is getting clearer for everyone these days, and as many are looking for other sources of protein, beans stand out as one of the few sustainable, yet tasty and versatile, alternatives.
The Swedish National Food Administration ranks replacing meat with beans and legumes as the single most effective way of reducing the environmental impact of one’s diet.
BEANS HAVE MADE THEIR WAY into a diverse array of cuisines across the globe - from zesty dips to elegant dinner salads - and for good reason. Virtually all types of beans - kidney beans, lima beans, black beans, pinto beans and more - are not only delicious, they’re nutrient powerhouses.
But cooking beans, the way it used to be done, takes hours of work in the kitchen with rinsing, soaking and boiling. Household appliances like rice cookers, juicers, and bread-makers have made it easier for home cooks to prepare many other foods that have time-consuming cooking processes - but not for beans. Pre-cooked beans are nothing near the original taste and experience of home-cooked beans, not to mention that pre-cooked canned beans contain unwanted additives.
A solution for busy cooks - the BeanButler - is the world’s only kitchen appliance that offers one-step, fool-proof, automated cooking of beans and lentils. Freshly cooked beans, the way your grandmother used to make them!
THE BEAN BUTLER is a LeguPro product. LeguPro was founded in 2009 in Sweden by David Storek and friends as a project to re-introduce traditional cooking of beans in an fully automated way.
With the generous help from the regional innovation support system in Sweden, we have secured patents, worked our way through six prototypes, and now finally, are manufacturing the first generation of the BeanButler!
Introducing one of the few truly new categories of kitchen appliances since the bread maker was introduced 25 years ago, our partners and investor rely on LeguPro’s broad IP coverage to protect profits in this major market opportunity.
BeanButler is invented and funded from Sweden, designed by a Japanese industrial designer, developed and manufactured in Hong Kong, and protected by a leading Silicon Valley law firm.
THE CHALLENGE of automating the soaking and cooking is the key barrier to eating more beans and it has never been previously technically solved nor protected.
LoguPro has filed for three patents in the US for the key steps of automated soaking and cooking of beans, but also other food products with multi-stage cooking processes, like whole grains or rice.
One of the apphcations has reached the national stages also in the EU, China and Brazil. The patent portfolio is maintained by our founder Antonia Sequeira at the leading Silicon Valley Law firm Fenwick & West.
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