Image: Andy Melton
Bowl of chili with sour cream and cheese
“Abstain from beans”
Plutarch (Ancient Greek Biographer and Author, 46-119)
Plutarch had a reason for saying this. Many beans contain toxins, but the most toxic of all is the common kidney bean. As we are coming up on the colder season meant for soups, chilis and stews, it is timely to remember what the poison in the bean is and how to detoxify it.