Ayocote morado beans (organic)
Ayocote morado beans (organic)

Ayocote morado beans (organic)

$9.00

Meaty  •  Velvety  •  Sturdy 

 

These majestic purple beans have deep roots in Oaxaca, traditionally served with smoky mole, and as a filling in masa street snacks. Complex and meaty, with a luxurious creamy yet firm texture, these beans make any meal special. Pair with similarly bold and assertive flavors dried chiles, earthy greens, and tangy cheese. We especially love them in dishes featuring their dark, flavorful broth.

 

Looking for heirloom and organic beans? You're in the right place. There are plenty of nuances when it comes to beans, and our beans are from recent harvests, packed with flavor and nutrition, and grown by climate-conscious family farms. 


USDA organic certified

Harvested: Fall 2020 and Winter 2020/21

Source: Zacatecas, Mexico

Net weight: 1 lb

 

As seen in our All the beans set.


 

Nutritious for all human beans

Plant protein: Boost your plant-based protein intake, naturally. One cup of cooked beans provides ~16 g of protein (varies by bean).

Lots of fiber: Beans have an impressive 12-20 grams of fiber per cup (varies by bean). Fiber helps keep your cholesterol levels at bay and your digestion in check ;)

Sustained energy: The complex carbs in beans keep your blood sugar levels steady, helping you feel energized for hours.

Key nutrients: High in iron, zinc, folate, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants (oh my!), beans have everything you need to feel healthy and happy daily.

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May we suggest...

Chipotle baked beans with cilantro pesto

This recipe was just made for the plump, sturdy, and creamy nature of our Ayocote Morado beans. These large beans really shine when bathed in the smoky chipotle-tomato sauce and topped with bright cilantro pesto.

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Sourcing notes

The state of Zacatecas, northwest of Mexico City, has a rich history of thriving nomadic tribes as old as the Aztecs, and is the original site for some of the world’s first beans. Today, thousands of experienced small-scale farmers are Mexico’s leading producers of guavas, chiles, nopales, and, of course, beans– benefiting from the sunny, semi-arid climate and rich, red soils.

We partnered with Armando Klein of Darmstadt Organics, who helped organize the farms in his community into a cooperative– so that they can benefit from shared resources and collectively innovate, like achieving organic certification and promoting crops that are important symbols of regional identity.

Sourcing notes

The state of Zacatecas, northwest of Mexico City, has a rich history of thriving nomadic tribes as old as the Aztecs, and is the original site for some of the world’s first beans. Today, thousands of experienced small-scale farmers are Mexico’s leading producers of guavas, chiles, nopales, and, of course, beans– benefiting from the sunny, semi-arid climate and rich, red soils.

We partnered with Armando Klein of Darmstadt Organics, who helped organize the farms in his community into a cooperative– so that they can benefit from shared resources and collectively innovate, like achieving organic certification and promoting crops that are important symbols of regional identity.

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Purple POWERHOUSE!

Ok, so I was mentally prepared for these beans to taste like maybe a slightly better than what you'd buy at the store canned kidney bean. When I prepared and ate them, though, I was completely blown away! They are about the same size as a kidney bean you might be used to, but that's where the comparison ends. These are meaty and sooooo yummy! They take on great flavor but still stand up structurally to cooking. The texture was amazing. I cooked mine in an instant pressure cooker according to the guidelines here on the website, and then made the baked beans recipe listed with these beans. Everything was great and it was so delicious! Plus, they're a beautiful pearly purple color as a dry bean - almost too pretty to cook! Almost...