Black Turtle Beans

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Black Turtle Beans

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Black Turtle Beans 

Black turtle beans are small, shiny, and kidney-shaped legumes with a dense, meaty texture and a rich, earthy flavor. Black turtle beans are a variety of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and are named for their hard, shell-like appearance. When cooked, they have a creamy interior and retain their dark black color, making them visually striking in dishes. They need to be soaked before cooking to rehydrate them and reduce cooking time.

Uses:

  1. Soups and Stews: Black turtle beans are commonly used in soups and stews due to their hearty texture and ability to absorb flavors. They can be added to bean soups, chili, vegetable stews, or Mexican-inspired dishes like black bean soup or black bean chili.

  2. Rice and Grain Dishes: Black turtle beans pair well with rice and grains like quinoa, brown rice, or barley. They can be cooked together to make flavorful rice and bean dishes, such as Cuban black beans and rice (Moros y Cristianos) or Brazilian feijoada.

  3. Salads: Cooked black turtle beans can be added to salads. They work well in salads with ingredients like corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and lime dressing, creating a colorful and satisfying dish.

  4. Tacos and Burritos: Black turtle beans are a classic filling for tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. They can be mashed and seasoned with spices like cumin, chili powder, and garlic, then used as a flavorful and vegetarian-friendly alternative to meat fillings.

  5. Dips and Spreads: Cooked black turtle beans can be mashed or blended to make creamy bean dips or spreads. Adding ingredients like lime juice, garlic, onion, and cilantro can enhance the flavor of the dip, which can be served with tortilla chips, crackers, or vegetable sticks.

  6. Vegetarian Burgers: Mashed black turtle beans can be combined with breadcrumbs, eggs, herbs, and spices to make vegetarian black bean burgers. These burgers are hearty and flavorful making them a satisfying meatless option.

  7. Side Dishes: Cooked black turtle beans can be served as a simple side dish seasoned with salt, pepper, and herbs. They complement a variety of main dishes and can be paired with rice, quinoa, roasted vegetables, or grilled meats.

Black turtle beans are versatile legumes that can be used in a wide range of dishes, adding texture and flavor to meals. They are a staple ingredient in many cuisines around the world, particularly in Latin American and Caribbean cooking.



INGREDIENTS

100% Black Turtle Beans

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size 60 g  
  Quantity Per Serving  Quantity per 100g
Energy 855 kJ 1425 kJ
Protein 13 g 21.6 g
Fat, total 0.84 g 1.4 g
Fat, saturated 0.19 g 0.31 g
Carbohydrate 37.4 g 62.4 g
Sugar 1.3 g 2.1 g
Sodium 3 mg 5 mg

Best Before:

APRIL 2025

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