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U.S. PER CAPITA USE

  • Pinto bean is the highest with 2.67 pounds per capita.
  • Navy bean is number two with .9 pounds per capita.
  • Total for all beans is 6.36 pounds.

EXPORTS OF MICHIGAN DRY BEANS

  • Mexico is Michigan’s largest export market, largely made up of but not limited to high quality, Michigan black beans.
  • England, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal make up the bulk of Michigan’s dry bean exports.
  • Michigan’s dry bean production is also exported to many other regions including Europe, Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Middle East and Asia.

BEAN MATH

  • 1 cup of dry navy beans=3 cups cooked
  • 1 pound (2 cups) dry navy beans=6 cups cooked
  • 1 pound cooked beans will serve 6-8 people
  • 1 serving of cooked beans=3/4 of 1 cup

 

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