Much sweeter and more delicate in taste than common pintos or kidney beans, these beautiful Cranberry Beans are popular in Italian, Portuguese and Greek cuisine and are often known as "borlotti" beans. These beautiful, light colored beans with cranberry speckles are creamy in texture and have a mild, nutty flavor.
Cranberry beans are delicious and an excellent nutrient-dense food. They're a rich source of dietary fiber, protein and iron, and are packed with vitamins and minerals. Cranberry beans are low fat and sodium, and are cholesterol free.
Cranberry beans are perfect for salads, soups, pasta fagioli, casseroles, stews, rice and whole grain dishes, and bean spreads. Use as you would pinto beans in chili or for baked beans. A favorite Italian tradition is serving them at room temperature with olive oil, lemon juice and chopped fresh parsley as a part of an antipasto tray, paired with olives, cheese and Italian sausage. See the back of our package for two hearty, comforting recipes featuring Cranberry Beans—Pasta e Fagioli and Macedonian Baked Beans.