Tell about the sacred beans.
"The Beginner's American History" by D. H. Montgomery
As for the bean, it appears to have been a sacred vegetable in ancient times.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
Peas and beans have had symbolical or sacred characteristics from the earliest times.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick