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Black Turtle Beans

Cook & feed your dog Black Turtle Beans

Black Turtle Beans for Dogs

Rich in fibre and plant-based protein, black turtle beans make a tasty, highly nutritious, low calorie, low fat snack, ideal for a dog looking to shed a few pounds or one suffering from diabetes.

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Black Turtle Beans are dog-friendly!

About Black Turtle Beans:
A small variety of the common bean native to the Americas and particularly popular in Latin American cooking, black turtle beans have absolutely nothing to do with turtles despite their name. Probably just as well when you think about it. If they emanated from turtles for example, then the possibilities of their origin would be fairly limited. And I’m sure you’ll agree, the obvious one simply does not bear thinking about!

No, black turtle beans (or simply turtle beans or black beans to some), are so called because their rich black colour is somewhat shell-like. There’s a relief, eh!

Benefits of Black Turtle Beans:
Black turtle beans are high in protein and packed full of vitamins, in particular vitamin B1 (thiamine) and B9 (also known as folate or naturally occurring folic acid). They are also rich in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and zinc.

Low in fat, sugar, cholesterol and calories but high in fibre and protein, black turtle beans are packed with beneficial antioxidants which help maintain a healthy immune system and regulate blood sugar levels, making them ideal for dogs who suffer with diabetes.

Preparing & Cooking:
Soak your dog’s dried black turtle beans overnight and rinse thoroughly before cooking without salt or seasoning.

Serving Suggestion:
Add the occasional handful of cooked, dried, black turtle beans to your dog’s regular meals.

While they cannot permanently replace more appropriate, species-specific sources of protein such as meat and fish, low-fat, protein-rich black turtle beans, combined with brown rice, will help an overweight dog feel fuller, for longer. With your vet’s approval, providing one such meal per week should help your dog, over time, to regain control of his or her weight.

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Only feed your dog cooked, dried, black turtle beans. Raw black turtle beans are considered toxic to dogs.

Follow recipe guidelines to ensure moderation and to avoid digestive issues.

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