Versatile applications and taste profiles of beans and bean flours

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in partnership with the U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) will develop the webinar Versatile Applications and Taste Profiles of Beans and Bean Flours. The event will take place on September 9, 2021, at 9:30 am (Brasília time).

It will be discussed how the food industry’s plant-based and sustainable eating trends in the United States drive interest in dry beans. Consumers are increasingly considering food’s nutrient value when choosing meals or snacks. In addition, climate change concerns and the desire to consume sustainably produced foods that still taste great and offer high nutrient value have raised the profile of beans around the globe. Join us to learn more about how dry beans and bean flour can contribute in more ways than just flavor both in the food industry and foodservice sectors.


The webinar will be free and will have simultaneous translation

Date and time: September 9, 2021, at 9:30 am (Brasília time)

Location: Zoom Platform

Cost: Free

Speaker: Brad Barnes, Director MasterChef at The Culinary Institute of America (ICA)

The United States Dry Bean Council (USDBC) is a private trade association made up of leaders in the American bean sector whose common goal is to promote the edible bean trade, both in the United States and abroad, and educating consumers about the virtues of beans. USDBC is privately financed; its representatives work closely with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in foreign markets and often co-sponsor activities with the US government. To learn more about the work of the USDBC, visit

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