Cranberry beans
Cranberry beans
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Primary Beans Cranberry beans

Cranberry beans

Chestnut-y  •  Velvety  •  Plump 

  

These striking red-and-cream marbled beans are beloved around the world, especially Northern Italy. And for good reason: we love their plumpness, nutty flavor, and velvety smooth texture. As a bonus, they produce a rich, meaty broth, making these beans one of the best choices for stews and other brothy dishes. They hold their shape well, so try them in pasta and salads too.

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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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Beans with greens and sausage recipe by Primary Beans

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Pasta e fagioli

With as many variations as there are bean varieties, this Italian favorite is the perfect way to show off brothy beans in all their glory. Literally "pasta and beans," the only other ingredients you need are a handful of vegetables, good Parmesan...

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Sourcing notes

West Michigan’s Montcalm County is the home to many multi-generational farms and at 5 generations (and counting), Carlson-Arbogast Farm is at the top of that list. Fran Arbogast is the owner-operator and has championed recently harvested beans her entire career. She's also a registered dietitian who believe beans– given their impressive health benefits– belong in the fresh produce department. With practices such as crop rotations, minimum tillage, and use of animal manure to replace synthetic fertilizer, Carlson-Arbogast Farm goes the extra mile to keep their soil and plants healthy while minimizing environmental impact.  

Bean farm in Minnesota, USA
Bean farm in Minnesota, USA

Sourcing notes

West Michigan’s Montcalm County is the home to many multi-generational farms and at 5 generations (and counting), Carlson-Arbogast Farm is at the top of that list. Fran Arbogast is the owner-operator and has championed recently harvested beans her entire career. She's also a registered dietitian who believe beans– given their impressive health benefits– belong in the fresh produce department. With practices such as crop rotations, minimum tillage, and use of animal manure to replace synthetic fertilizer, Carlson-Arbogast Farm goes the extra mile to keep their soil and plants healthy while minimizing environmental impact.  

Reviews

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Lindsey Morris
So good! So easy!

I was raised as a beans out of the can gal but after reading Primary Beans how to cook guides and cooking them from scratch I am never going back! All the beans I have purchased so far are incredible quality and flavor. I love the descriptions on the bags and helpful flavor profiles.

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Dean Bean
Know Your Beans/Food

It is important to know your food. Where it is grown, who is the grower, how is it cultivated, etc....Primary Beans empowers you to “be in the know” with the food you choose to consume.

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William Propert
Excellent

These new crop Cranberry beans cooked beautifully and evenly. Wonderful.

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Susana Blanchard
The best beans!

I have tried a wide variety of beans from Primary beans and I can guarantee you that you will never ever, ever, buy beans anywhere else once you’ve eaten these. A beautiful heritage brought to us with such passion, for such deliciousness in our home kitchens! Thank you! Susana

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Alice B.
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Wow! So delicious and versatile- I made a batch on Sunday and use them throughout the week. The cookbook ‘Grist’ is a terrific companion guide for making beans interesting throughout multiple meals. Highly recommend buying together!