We love canned beans for their ability to punch up busy weeknight meals, add protein and fiber to salads and soups, and, simply, for the convenience factor. But are canned beans clean?

Yes, when you opt for the no-salt-added, organic versions. Those two factors means it's likely that the ingredient list will be simple and more straightforward than canned varieties that are heavily laden with sodium or swimming in a mysterious flavored sauce.

Of course, you can always opt to soak and cook dried beans. But, in the meantime, you can feel fine about cranking open a can or carton of organic, no-salt-added canned beans.17

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