Nutritional Value of Brown Rice & Black Beans

Overview

Brown rice and black beans are both fairly nutritious choices. Brown rice and black beans can be used in variety of different and interesting dishes.

Calories

One cup of brown rice contains 218 calories, 14 of which are from fat. One cup of black beans contains 227 calories, eight of which are from fat.

Identification

Brown rice and black beans are considered carbohydrates. Eighty-seven percent of the calories in brown rice are carbohydrates, while 74 percent of the calories in black beans are carbohydrates.

Fiber

Black beans are an excellent source of fiber. One serving of black beans provides 15 grams of fiber. Brown rice is not the best source of fiber. It contains 4 grams of fiber in one serving.

Cholesterol

Brown rice and black beans are good choices if you suffer from high blood pressure or cardiovascular issues. Both contain no cholesterol and are thought to aid in the production of HDL, which aids in fighting heart disease.

Minerals

Brown rice is an excellent source of manganese. Black beans are an excellent source of several minerals such as: thiamin, magnesium, phosphorous and manganese.

References

  • NutritionData: Rice, brown, medium-grain, cooked
  • NutritionData: Beans, black, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt
Keywords: brown rice, black beans, carbohydrates

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