Organically grown black beans. With their dense texture and earthy flavour, black beans are super versatile, plus they're loaded with natural goodness including protein and dietary fibre! Ideal in Mexican dishes, or use in soups, stews, salads or dips. They are excellent sources of dietary fibre, plant-based protein, B vitamins and many other important vitamins and minerals. There is good evidence that they can help reduce blood sugar, improve cholesterol levels and help maintain a healthy gut. High in fibre and rich in anti-oxidants, these little beans are full-flavoured and delicious added to vegetarian and Mexican cooking.
How to Use
Dried Black Turtle Beans will double in size when cooked. To prepare the beans, soak 1 cup beans in 4 cups of water for 2 – 4 hours. Drain and rinse beans, place in a saucepan with 3 cups of cold water and bring to the boil. Do not add salt at this stage of cooking, as this may make beans tough. Reduce heat (to prevent bean ‘skin’ from coming off) and simmer covered for 1 ½ – 2 hours (or until soft). Drain and use, or refrigerate for up to 2 days. Black beans can be added to salads, warming soups and hotpots, or are delicious in vegetarian burgers. Smashed beans are great in dips; mix with pureed beetroot, sumac spice or chili. A star in many spicy dishes, use these small turtle beans as a tasty filling for burritos and tacos or make classic re-fried chili beans.
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