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Kitchen Dictionary: black bean

An oval bean with a black skin, cream-colored flesh, and a sweet flavor. Black beans have long been popular in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the southern United States. This is not the same bean (fermented black beans) used in oriental cuisines.

plural: black beans


Season: available year-round

How to store: dried black beans should be stored below 70 degrees F in airtight containers, for up to one year.

Matches well with: avocados, bacon, cheese, chiles, cilantro, coriander, cumin, garlic, ham, jalapenos, mint, onion, oranges, peppers, rice, sour cream, tequila, tomatoes

More Black Bean Recipes
Popular Black Bean Recipes
(Panera Bread) Black Bean Soup
Blockbuster Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Bean Soup
TSR Version of T.G.I. Friday's Black Bean Soup by Todd Wilbur

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 227
Calories from Fat 8 (3%)
Total Fat 0.9g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 610mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 40.8g 13%
Dietary Fiber 15.0g 59%
Sugars 15.0g
Protein 15.2g 30%

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