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  • Dry beans makes for healthy eating and are always in demand.

    Dry beans are legumes. They form seed pods that tend to split when the seeds are mature. Three bean species are grown in South Africa: the common bean Phaseolus vulgaris, which includes varieties such as small white and red speckled or sugar beans, the tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius) and the large white kidney bean (Phaseolus coccineus).


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  • All About Growing Dry Beans

    Dry beans are a healthy staple crop that can be stored long into winter. With a huge variety of colorful pods and seed shapes and colors, it’s almost impossible to grow every kind of bean variety available.

    Learn the ins and outs of growing dry beans. You’ll be surprised to learn that growing beans is a real snap.


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  • The Benefits of Beans

    Protein comes from plant sources as well as animal sources. Beans are high in minerals and fiber without the saturated fat found in some animal proteins.

    Eating beans as part of a heart healthy diet and lifestyle may help improve your blood cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease. Adding beans to your diet may help keep you feeling full longer.


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The Dry Bean Industry In South Africa



The Dry Bean Producers’ Organisation (DPO) was established at a congress on 11 August 1993 in Potchefstroom at a time when the deregulation of agriculture took place on a large scale. The DPO was the first farmers' organisation to be established when the marketing boards were abolished.