Pita pockets with Red Kidney Beans Recipe
How This Helps
Pita bread is a soft-leavened flatbread traditionally made with wheat flour and yeast that puffs up when baked in a hot oven creating an internal pocket but collapses as soon as the bread cools down. This bread when cutting into half yields two crescent-shaped pockets that can be used to hold vegetables, cheese, hummus, meats, salads, etc. Pita pockets, in this particular recipe, have been made using whole wheat flour, on a hot griddle instead of the oven, and the stuffing is made using a variety of ingredients like beans and vegetables that help in keeping the blood sugar levels in check. Red kidney beans are an outstanding source of fiber and slow-digesting carbohydrates and a good source of lean protein, magnesium, and potassium.
Science and Research
This recipe contains red beans, which are dubbed as a superfood by the American Diabetes Association. They are rich in soluble fiber and also contain many nutrients that decrease the spikes in blood glucose levels. In a study published in Diabetologia, the researchers showed that high-fiber pulses like kidney beans decrease blood sugar levels in the body.