Black Turtle Beans
Black turtle beans, also known as black beans, Spanish or Mexican beans, are thought to have originated in southern Mexico and Central America. Beneath their jet-black coating is a cream-colored flesh with a unique, almost mushroom-like flavor. Black turtle beans are often referred to as the vegetarians choice of legume owing to their high nutrient content. They are full of anti-oxidants known as flavenols coming from their dark colouring, that many other beans do not have.
In the kitchen
Black beans are perfect for making Mexican inspired bean dishes such as Chilli con Carne or Re-fried beans. They are also great for making into a warm bean salad, or for adding to soups and casseroles. The perfect winter bean.
Interesting Facts about Black Turtle Beans
Black turtle beans are the most popular bean in Costa Rica and Cuba.
Country of Origin
Product of USA
Black turtle beans are an excellent source of flavenols, containing 8 different types. These act as anti-oxidants, working to protect cells from damage. These beans are also a great source of iron, manganese, B1 and folate.
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|Nutritional Information – Black Turtle Beans|
|Fat, Total (g)||1.4|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||0.4|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||62.0|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||16.0|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
100% black turtle beans
How to cook black beans: Soak overnight, drain and replenish with fresh cold water. Place on stove and simmer, tilting the lid slightly to allow steam to escape, allowing time to cook for up to 90 minutes, or until tender.
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