Timothy I. Mutchler - Northwood ND,
Jerome Carter Wilson - Hagerman ID,
426634, 426285, 426618, 426512
A method of compressing cracked and split beans into useable cakes is provided. This process makes use of beans which have been broken into smaller pieces and are a natural result of the harvest and production methods and are considered undesirable and are separated out and either discarded or used in animal feed. The present invention takes these bean byproducts and combines them with rice, supplemental vitamins and minerals, and a binding agent and forms them into a uniformly shaped bean cake. These cakes can easily be packaged and stored for later shipping to an area where a highly nutritious and readily accessible food source is needed such as famine or disaster stricken locations.