This is a small black, kidney-shaped bean with a particularly rich and full flavor. It's a favorite in southern Mexico, South America and the Caribbean's. Great with rice and meat, particularly good in soups and casseroles. Also known as Turtle Soup Beans, Mexican Blacks and Frijoles Negros.|
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Serving Size: 1/2 cup dry (38 g) (approx. 1/2 cup cooked)
Nutrient Amount %DV
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 0 Total Fat 0 g 0% Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 20 mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 23 g 8%
Dietary Fiber 15 g 60% Sugars 1 g Protein 9 g Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4% Iron 15%
High in magnesium and fiber.
Basic Bean Cooking Instructions
Pick over beans and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Place cleaned beans in a bowl of fresh cold water, cover and soak for 3 to 8 hours or overnight at room temperature; drain and rinse well. Or place beans in a saucepan with water of cover, bring to a boil, remove from the heat , and soak for 1 1/2 hours, drain and rinse well. Cook beans by covering with 2" of water, simmering 1 to 2 hours or until tender depending on size of the bean.