MANALAPAN – Beans, be they red, brown, black or yellow. Probably one of the most versatile of vegetables, and powerful as well. Sharese Porter, PhD, MPH, CHES, and senior program coordinator supervisor for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington and Monmouth counties is presenting a morning program on the Power of the Bean Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m.
The program is presented by the Monmouth County Library, and will be available on Zoom at no cost. Registration and internet access are required and registration must be completed by noon Monday, Sept. 27. Registration is available at www.MonmouthCountyLib.org on the Upcoming Events list. Information on access will be e-mailed to each registrant between 3 and 4 p.m. Monday.
Porter will highlight how beans can be included in a dish or served as a filling and nutritious meal on their own. She will also explain the numerous healthy benefits of this protein rich vegetable and offer stories on how it is included in cultures around the world.