Calypso Beans (Heirloom)
5 lb bag $19.50
25 lb sack $97.50
The Calypso Bean, a specialty bean, not only has a festive name, but it also has a festive look. Calypso beans have a striking, classic black and white appearance that creates stunning dishes. They have a silky smooth texture and a mild taste similar to the cannellini bean. Calypso beans are also called Orca beans or Yin-Yang beans, all names refer to their multi-colored design. Calypso beans date back 400 years and are thought to be grown by Native American Indians in the Caribbean region. Indians grew Calypso beans next to corn and squash. This vegetable trio was known as the three sisters crop. When all three were eaten together it provided the Indians with a delicious, protein-filled meal when meat was not available.
Calypso beans, like most beans, are rich in protein, fiber, and iron and are the perfect substitute for meat. They also contain amino acids, that aid in producing protein. They are an ideal source of iron, potassium, thiamin, zinc, magnesium, Vitamin K, and calcium. Beans added to a balanced diet assist in a healthy weight, cardiovascular health, and fight cancer.
There are a variety of ways to enjoy Calypso Beans. They are wonderful roasted, steamed, sauteed, and simmered. They plump up when cooked and keep their beautiful shape and unique black and white color combination. Add to soups, stews, chili, casseroles, and fillings. Add to any salad, both warm and cold, combine with rice, pasta, and other grains. Combine Calypso beans with other types and colors of beans, garlic, olive oil, and seasonings to create a delicious dip for vegetables, crackers, or pita chips. Calypso Beans can even be added to cakes, cookies, breads, brownies, and other baked goods.
Mount Hope Wholesale offers the highest quality Calypso Beans in a convenient 5-pound bag and 25-pound sack.