The notion of the transition of the bean can be traced from the primitive to the modern times. “Beans”, being one of the most common legumes consumed on a daily bases, around the world, have a lot of insight to offer. Due to our constant regular interactions with the bean, one fails to understand the vital importance of a bean not only as an impactful energy rich nutrient packed food but also as an important token in negotiating trade through play money. The uniqueness of the beans came to life only after the establishment of veganism, wherein beans due to its versatility had a sky rocketing high consumption. Veganism thus labelled “the bean” as the food of the rich. However in life, like how all “fairytales” don’t have to have a happily-ever-after ending, similarly, “the humble bean” doesn’t have to always camouflage itself under its innocent coloured skin, it too is allowed to have a dark side.
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