Black Turtle Beans


The black turtle bean is hugely popular in Latin American cuisine, with its great taste and easy storage so it can used throughout the year it has spread all over the world to include Cajun and Creole cuisines of south Louisiana. Known in India as maa ki daal primarily in the Punjabi region

They are often called simply black beans - frijoles negros, zaragoza, judía negra, poroto negro, caraota o habichuela negra in Spanish, and feijão preto in Portuguese

The black turtle bean has a dense meaty texture which makes it popular in vegetarian dishes

It is a very popular bean in various regions of Brazil, and is used in the national dish, feijoada. It is also a main ingredient of Moros y Cristianos in Cuba

You will find this bean pops up in all manner of names throughout Latin American Cuisine in dishes ranging from soups broths, con carnes and way more for a good reason!

When the beans are hydrated you can keep the water left behind which takes on a black colour and use as the base for soups

Grown in China

Nutrition Facts Black turtle beans
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 339
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.9 g    1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g    1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.4 g    
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g    
Cholesterol 0 mg    0%
Sodium 9 mg    0%
Potassium 1,500 mg    42%
Total Carbohydrate 63 g    21%
Dietary fiber 16 g    64%
Sugar 2.1 g    
Protein 21 g    42%
Vitamin A    0%    Vitamin C    0%
Calcium    16%    Iron    48%
Vitamin D    0%    Vitamin B-6    15%
Vitamin B-12    0%    Magnesium    40%
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.