Hi! My name is Rico Frijolito but my friends call me Rico! Rico in Spanish means tasty but it also is a nickname for Ricardo. I work with the U.S. Dry Bean Council, teaching the children about the health benefits of beans. As you probably know, Americans are suffering the serious problem of obesity. Because of that, we have taken the quest to promote the consumption of high nutrition foods such as beans.

We are the U.S. Dry Bean Council, a non-profit organization that has the goal to spread information about the characteristics and qualities of beans.
This time, we want to share with all of you important nutritional facts that will help you to improve your food consumption habits.

Our objective is to increase the consumption of beans to improve the children’s diet, contributing to achieve your healthy growth, sharing valuable information that will give you the basics for a healthy diet. We are working in coordination with the Beans for Health movement reaching out to spread this information.

In this website, you will find the Bean’s nutritional information and some other facts that will help you learn about the good things of beans. We invite you to eat beans! Beans are healthy and they can help you to prevent diseases generally caused by overweight and obesity such as: heart disease, some types of cancer and type 2 diabetes.