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BLACK TURTLE BEANS

A variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).

This is a small black bean with a particularly rich and full flavor. It is a favorite in southern Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.

In Brazil a popular dish 'feijoada copleta' consists of meats and black beans served with cassava meal, collard greens, oranges and fresh pepper sauce.

A common breakfast dish of Costa Rica is 'gallo pinto' - fried black beans and rice.

Black Beans are sweet tasting with an almost mushroom-like flavor and soft floury texture. These beans are medium sized, oval, with a matt black color. They are the most popular beans in Costa Rica and Cuba.
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