The black beans in Shanglin County are mainly produced in Shishan District. Because they are not fertilized or sprayed, and are managed extensively, the yield of black beans is not high, but the quality is excellent. They are green and pollution-free agricultural products. They are the main materials of Shanglin County’s special dish -- “Black Beans Pork Feet Cooker”.
Black bean is also known as black soybean, and it has high protein content and low calorie. It’s rich in a variety of trace elements beneficial to the human body, and the content of unsaturated fatty acid is as high as 80%, which can effectively promote cholesterol metabolism, reduce blood lipids, and prevent cardiovascular diseases. Black beans are also used to regulate menstruation and ease pregnancy. Pregnant women often eat them to strengthen their health. As the “King of Beans”, black beans have always been regarded as a good health food for both medicine and food, and are very popular.