Black turtle beans

The black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of the common bean especially popular in Latin American cuisine.

Black beans are prized for their high protein and fibre content. They also contain several other key vitamins and minerals that are known to benefit human health.

Black beans need to be soaked for 4 – 6 hours or overnight.  You then cook them for around 45 minutes to 1 hour.


See below for a recipe using the black turtle beans you might like to try:

Veggie chilli with roasted squash and black beans