• Anasazi Beans, Dry

    Anasazi beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are small legumes related to the Kidney Bean. These beans are about 1/2 inch long with a dappled burgundy and cream color. The color fades to dark pink when cooked. Anasazi beans have a mild flavor and firm texture. The bean’s name, which means ancient ones, comes from the cliff-dwelling Anasazi Native American tribe of America’s Southwest, who first cultivated this type of bean.

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  • Black Lentils, Dry

    Black Lentils are a very popular legume in South Asia, they are used to make a beautiful black lentil soup. Black Beluga Lentils are 1/2 cm. wide with a mild, earthly flavor and soft texture. This tiny lens shaped pulse has traditionally been used as a meat substitute (A pulse is the dried seed of any legume, such as beans and peas). Lentils are the seed of a small shrub and are dried after harvesting.

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  • Black Turtle Beans, Dry

    Black Turtle Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are related to the Kidney Bean. Black Turtle Beans are also known as Black Beans. Turtle Beans are small, kidney shaped with a slight rectangular look. These beans are black, shiny and have a slight mushroom flavor. Black Beans hold their shape when cooked and absorb flavors well. Native to South America, Black Turtle Beans are an important ingredient in Brazilian and Cuban dishes.

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  • Cannelini Beans, Dry

    Cannellini beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are relatives of the kidney bean; in fact, they are sometimes called white kidney beans because they look like just that. They are also called fazolia beans and are popular in Italian cuisine. They are about a half inch long, kidney shaped, and have a tough skin. Their flavor is mildly nutty and their texture is smooth and creamy when cooked. This bean was originally cultivated in Argentina by Italian immigrants and later taken to Italy where they are now grown commercially.

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  • Chinese Black Rice (Forbidden Rice)

    Chinese Black Rice is a medium grained glutinous rice. The name Black Rice comes from it’s dark color when raw, it takes on a dark purple color when cooked. Black rice can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It was once known as Emperor’s Rice because it was only served to Chinese Emperors and was forbidden elsewhere.  High in fiber, texture, and with a nutty flavor, black rice makes a great rice pudding, and is used in other sweet dishes. Black rice cooks in about 30 minutes and will turn the cooking water a deep burgundy color, exposing it’s real colors.

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  • Divina, Gigande Bean Hummus

    This is a spread to slather and savor on wraps, sandwiches, crostini, gyros, tacos, nachos and burgers. We’ve taken our classic beans in vinaigrette and transformed them into a tangy and vivacious hummus worthy of the happiest of happy hours.

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  • Divina, Gigande Beans

    This is a center plate–worthy bean: plump, buttery and packed with protein. These Greek mountain beans are packed in their natural brine, making them an ideal foodservice ingredient for homemade soups, chili, dips and more.

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  • Divina, Gigande Beans in Vinaigrette

    This is a center plate–worthy bean; plump, buttery, packed with protein and marinated in a lively vinaigrette with red and yellow peppers. These Greek mountain beans pack a punch and are a great meat substitute in chili or stews.

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  • Flageolet Beans, Dry

    Flageolet Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are immature kidney beans that have been removed from the pod while very young. This bean originated in the United States, but was brought to France where they are cultivated and are more commonly used. Flageolets are about 3/8 inch long and range from pale pastel green to pale ocher to white. Flageolet Beans have a delicately tender texture with a light and fresh taste.

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  • French Green Lentils, Dry

    French Green Lentils (Lens esculenta) also known as Lentilles du Puy, are a hard-to-find Lentil that are a beautiful deep fall green. These lentils contain a seed coat and are 1/2 cm. wide with a mild, earthly flavor. The French Green Lentils texture is a bit firmer than most other lentils and hold their shape well when cooked. This tiny lens shaped pulse has traditionally been used as a meat substitute (a pulse is the dried seed of any legume, such as beans and peas). Lentils are the seed of a small shrub and are dried after harvesting. Lentils have been eaten for over 8000 years and originated in Southwestern Asia along the Indus River. The are a staple food for many South Asian cultures

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  • Garbanzo Beans, Dry

    Garbanzo Beans (Cicer arietinum) are small, hard, knobby, beige beans about 3/8 inch round. The nutty flavor and firm texture of the Garbanzo Bean makes it very versatile. Also known as chick peas, Ceci, cici, cheechee, Pois Chiche, Gran, Kabuli, Channa, or Safaid Beans. Garbanzo are found often in Indian and Mediterranean dishes. They are high in fat content and are a good source of calcium, the B Vitamins, protein and iron. Ground Garbanzo Beans are used to make fritters, dumplings and spicy breads. Ground Garbanzo Beans are also referred to as Cici Flour or Chick Pea Flour. Garbanzos are believed to have come from Mesopotamia and were first cultivated about 5000 BCE.

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  • Jacob Cattle Beans, Dry

    Jacob’s Cattle Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris) are related to the Kidney Bean. The bean is about 5/8 long, with a plump kidney shape. Jacob’s Cattle have molted purple and white color markings, like Guernsey cows. Jacob’s Cattle Beans are named as such because of their resemblance to Jacob’s sheep. This bean may also be referred to as a Trout Bean. After cooking, the patterns fade but are still distinct. Jacob’s Cattle has an earthy flavor with a slight sweetness and mealy texture. Jacob’s Cattle can be substituted for any bean in the haricot family.

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  • Lupini Beans, Dry

    Popular in the Mediterranean region of Europe, Lupini Beans are often found at Italian fairs and as an appetizer at Spanish beer halls. In the past Lupins were rarely used as a grain food due the the bitter taste from the high alkaloid content of the bean. In the the last 30 years a strain with reduced alkaloid content has been developed, called ‘sweet’ Lupins. This ‘sweet’ strain still requires soaking and extended cooking to remove the alkaloids. All this effort is worth it. The Lupins family of the grain legumes are one of the highest in protein content, second only to soy beans.

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  • Marrow Beans, Dry

    Marrow are similar in size and color to great northern and cannellini beans. These large white beans are said to taste like bacon. Soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours until tender. This bean produces foam, so skim the water regularly while cooking. One cup dry yields 2-1/4 cups cooked.

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  • Posole, Dry

    Giant White Corn, also known as Hominy, used for Posole has a slightly yellow white color and a soft firm texture when cooked. This corn is 1-1/2 cm in width and length. Giant White Corn adds uniqueness to any dish with its size. Known globally as Maize, Corn was initially introduced to Europeans by Christopher Columbus on his return from the New World. Corn for Posole comes in various colors, blues, reds, purples, and a giant white kernel. It adds eye appeal and a unique corn flavor to many stews, soups and casseroles. Posole is a thick stew or hearty soup usually eaten as a main course. Ground corn is used for many products such as corn meal, corn starch, masa harina and corn flour. Ingredients include Dried corn.

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  • Yellow Eye Beans, Dry

    The Yellow Eye Bean is an ivory-colored bean with a mustard yellow splotch at its inner seam. It has a mildly sweet, earthy flavor and creamy texture, and performs well on its own or as a component among other ingredients. It holds its shape and maintains its markings when cooked, which is approximately 1/2 inch in length.

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