What is Jack bean?
Nickname: Jack bean named after “Jack and the Beanstalk”
Key elements of Jack bean: Unrease, Canavanine, Concanavalin A
Key Words: Detoxing, Caffeine-free, Organic, Hot/Cold tea, Water infused
What are the nutrition values in Jack bean?
Jack bean is a good source of protein, 23% to 34%, and carbohydrate 55%. It is also a good source of Ca, Zn, P, Mg, Cu, and Ni. Jack bean protein is adequate in most essential amino acids, except for methionine and cystine which may be nutritionally limiting. Antinutritional and toxic factors including trypsin inhibitors, hemagglutinins, cyanogen glycosides, oligosaccharides, and others are present in jack bean.
What are the Health benefits of Jack bean?
Jack beans offer multitudes of health benefits, here are five of them:
1. Reduce Cancer Risk and Diabetes
Jack beans help to lower a person’s risk of having cancer. It consists of antioxidants that protect the cells from ending up mutated. Also, jack beans have anti-inflammatory properties. Experts say that cancer is not the only problem that can stem from inflammation, but also diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.
2. Improve kidney function
In Tanba, Japan, “Natamame” or Jackbean have been used as a folk medicine for kidney diseases. It has been found that the substance “Concanavalin A” in Jack Bean restores the filtering function of the kidney, acting as a kidney cleanse supplement.
3. Improve gum health
Jack bean is rich in fiber, the consumption of jack beans helps in the removal of toxins and waste products in the gut. Needless to say, jack beans help in the prevention of constipation and abdominal distention, as well as a bunch of other problems concerning the digestive system.
4. Reduce weight
Low in fat and high in fiber, jack beans are perfect for individuals who like to lose weight. Even a small serving of these legumes is enough to make the stomach feel full, therefore preventing overeating and hunger pangs. Jack beans are excellent non-animal sources of protein, which is a nutrient that helps speed up metabolism.
5. Improve liver function
It has been clinically proved that the condition of a chronic liver disease patient has improved after taking Jack Bean tea for 3 months.
In Japan, Jack Beans are also in “Fukujinzuke“ （sliced vegetables pickled in soy sauce）, But most effectively is to consume it in the form of tea. Like other beans, Jack beans are a bit toxic, so it is recommended to take them after processing. Therefore, the majority of products are being sold in the form of processed tea rather than beans.
By the Jackbean Specialty Team