Becoming Familiar With Black Beans

The black turtle bean is often called simply the black bean (frijol negro in Spanish, feijão preto in Portuguese). Black beans are a variety of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). They share their species with green snap beans, pinto beans, heirloom beans, Great Northern beans, kidney beans, navy beans, cranberry and borlotti beans, flageolet beans, pea beans, pink beans, and yellow beans. These beans, […]

Brown Lentils

Loving the Benefits of Legumes

Legumes have been sustaining human life for over 10,000 years. All cultures use legumes in their traditional dishes. They are the only cultivated crop that improves the fertility of the soil in which they are grown, through the beneficial bacteria that live on their roots and by drawing nitrogen from the air into the soil. […]