How many types of beans are there?

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There are many different varieties of beans, Below is a list of all the different types of beans from around the world:
  • Black-eyed peas, also known as; Field peas, cow peas, cream peas, Jerusalem peas,
  • ton kin peas, crowed peas, and marble peas. These are small and shaped like kidneys with a black patch
  • Cranberry beans, these are oval with a nutty flavor
  • Fava beans, which are long sometimes nearly 18 inches long, they are also known as broad beans, horse beans, and Windsor beans.
  • Lima beans, these were named after the capital of Peru.
  • Ford-hook Lima's, also known as sieve beans, butter beans, civet beans, saawee
  • beans and sugar beans
  • Baby Lima's
  • Soya beans
Most beans that people use today are canned or dried. They should be used regularly as part of a healthy diet. They are high in dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates.
Soya beans are the only beans that are a complete source of protein.

There is no exact number, but the world gene banks set the count at about 40,000 different types of beans, though only a very small number of these bean types are mass-produced for common consumption.
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