What are Beans?
Beans is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of the family Fabaceae used for human food or animal feed. 
Beans are one of the longest-cultivated plants, broad beans having been grown at least since ancient Egypt, and the common bean for six thousand years in the Americas. 
Many modern dry beans come from old-world varieties of broad beans, but most of the kinds commonly eaten fresh come from the Americas, being first seen by Christopher Columbus during his conquest of a region of what may have been the Bahamas, where they were grown in fields. 
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Phaseolus Vulgaris Extract
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|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|