Rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium Borlotti beans are an excellent source of protein for vegetarians. In addition, when well cooked, they contain sulfur and chromium compounds that help keep blood sugar and cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood under control. So they help prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease. The beans consist of a pod, of different colors, containing seeds that represent the edible part. A handful of beans is enough to provide a healthy protein intake to pasta, soup or soup. From the classic pasta and beans to many soups and minestrone, beans are the protagonists of many preparations.