A closeup of canned beans.
8 Of The Unhealthiest Canned Beans Available At Stores
By Jay Wilson
Baked beans typically have a fairly high amount of sodium in each can, with some brands containing over a quarter of your daily value in a small half-cup serving.
Baked Beans
For instance, in just one serving of Great Value Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, there are 14 grams of added sugar, in addition to 590 milligrams of sodium.
Refried beans are so flavorful because of their high sodium levels. In a single serving of Rosarita Traditional Refried Beans, there are 580 milligrams of sodium.
Refried Beans
Unlike many other canned beans, refried beans also frequently contain fat, particularly saturated fat, with around 1 gram per serving.
Canned green beans are notorious for being high in sodium, with some brands providing 380 milligrams of sodium per serving, approximately 17% of your daily value.
Green Beans
Considering this is a vegetable that's often served on the side of a saltier main meal, adding these to your plate can seriously spike your sodium levels.
You can enjoy chili beans on their own or mix them into your favorite recipe for a flavor boost, but you should be wary because they are also high in sodium.
Chili Beans
The sauce that bathes the beans is flavored with a considerable amount of salt, and each serving delivers around 530 milligrams of sodium — almost a quarter of your daily value.
Black-eyed peas are bland without seasoning, so many manufacturers cram a wild amount of salt into their canned black-eyed pea products.
Seasoned Black-Eyed Peas
Margaret Holmes Canned Seasoned Blackeye Peas is one such product. It contains 570 milligrams of sodium per serving, and each half-cup covers a quarter of your daily sodium value.