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Pressure-cooker giant beans - Gigantes

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Pressure-cooker giant beans - Gigantes


  • Add the giant beans into a bowl with water, add salt, and allow 12 hours for them to soak.
  • Place the pressure cooker on heat, and add the olive oil.
  • Cut the carrots into thin half-moons, the celery into small pieces, the onion and garlic into slices, and add them into the pressure cooker. Add the sugar and allow 1-2 minutes for them to caramelize.
  • Add the leaf celery, the tomato paste, and sauté. Deglaze the pot with the wine and as soon as it evaporates, add the bouillon cube, bay leaves, canned tomatoes, and water.
  • Drain the giant beans, rinse them, and add them into the pressure cooker.
  • Seal with the lid, lower the heat to medium, turn the safety valve to the proper pressure indicator for cooking legumes, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and turn the safety valve so that the pressure cooker is depressurized. Alternatively, after turning off the heat, allow 5-10 minutes for it to depressurize on its own.
  • Open the lid and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with olive oil, pepper or chili flakes, olives, cured fish, bread.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
13 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
7 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
5 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
14 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
9 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
26 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
19 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
4 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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