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Meatless Monday is an international movement to promote personal health and the health of the planet. The idea is that cutting out meat even one day a week can have a big impact. Bush's Best® beans are an exceptionally versatile, low cost vegetable that can provide the heart-healthy plant based protein your customers are looking for.

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Bush Brothers and Company is a third-generation, family-owned manufacturer of beans for the foodservice and retail food industries. Founded in 1908 as a canning facility for locally grown produce in East Tennessee, Bush Brothers has grown into the leading national brand of baked beans and other bean products under the Bush's Best brand. The company manufactures and markets a full line of baked beans and variety beans (such as Black Beans, Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans, Great Northern Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Blackeye Peas, Fresh Southern Peas) as well as Chili Starter and ready-to-eat Chili, with beans grown in the U.S. Once known only in the Southeastern region of the country, Bush's Best is now the No. 1 bean brand in the U.S.
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Stay on trend with the humble bean in 2012

Black beans are listed among the top ten fastest growing side dishes for restaurants, according to the Foodservice Research Institute.

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SmartBrief Archives: Related News
  • Dieting baby boomer women bring healthy habits to the restaurant
    A recent study shows that women in their 50s and 60s who are on a diet have mastered the art of eating at restaurants without packing on the pounds. Successful dieters cut back on meats, cheeses and sweets while adding more fruits and vegetables. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (8/29)
  • Meatless diet could help sustain food and water supply, researchers say
    Humans may need to adopt a mostly vegetarian diet to avoid food and water shortages when 2 billion more people enter the earth by 2050, according to researchers at the Stockholm International Water Institute. "Nine hundred million people already go hungry and 2 billion people are malnourished in spite of the fact that per capita food production continues to increase," researchers wrote. "With 70 percent of all available water being in agriculture, growing more food to feed an additional 2 billion people by 2050 will place greater pressure on available water and land." The Daily Meal (8/28)
  • Chefs find economical ways to go gluten-free
    Chefs across the country are realizing that catering to gluten-free patrons can significantly boost their bottom line. Chef R.L. Boyd of Washington, D.C.,'s Mie N Yu restaurant experiments with gluten-free ingredients and has specific protocol in place to keep consumers safe and food prices in check. The Washington Post/On Small Business (8/27)
  • Study finds bone benefit in olive oil
    A Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil was shown in a two-year study to increase markers for healthy bone formation. "This is the first randomized study which demonstrates that olive oil preserves bone, at least as inferred by circulating bone markers, in humans," lead researcher Jose Manuel Fernandez-Real said. NutraIngredients (8/17)
  • Is this lettuce an oasis in the food desert?
    In an old warehouse in an industrial part of Denver, VertiFresh owner William Sears and his team are working with hydroponic technology to grow acres of lettuce year-round in repurposed 20-foot shipping containers. The company, which this week announced its first big contract with salad chain MAD Greens, sees such "farmplexes" as the way to restore cities and return to local ways of growing our food. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage (8/17)
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