Black beans are plant-based and gluten-free. Sometimes also referred to as a superfood, black beans are actually worth the hype. These are high in protein, folate and loaded with fibre.
According to USDA, the dietary reference intake for fibre is 25 grams for women and 38 grams of men.
1/2 cup of black beans has around 8 grams of fibre, which is a significant amount coming from one serving of a carb.
Black beans are also low in fat. 1/2 cup black beans have less than one gram of fat and yet packed with protein (7 grams) and have around 20 grams of carbs.
It makes for one of the best meal options for vegetarians when consumed with brown rice. The combination provides you with nine essential amino acids, which makes it a complete source of protein.