Enjoy the difference heirloom beans make.
These nutritionally dense morsels help keep you healthy while making everyday meals delicously easy!
Chickpeas are the fruit of the land and product of the hands of Saskatchewan farmers. It is a cool season plant and has a delicious nutlike taste and buttery texture. They are perfect in cold salads, stews, and used in a variety of traditional Indian and Middle Eastern dishes.
An heirloom bean from the 17th century, considered to be the original Boston baked bean. Once cooked, this bean is melt-in-your-mouth smooth. Use instead of navy beans for a more complex flavour and texture.
The alluring burgundy mottled, chestnut-flavoured Calico Lima is part of Peru’s heirloom bean lineage. It is quarter-sized, flat and white, with a swirling maroon colour pattern. The bean’s chestnut flavour makes it perfect for fresh vegetable-based soups, stews and casseroles.
Related to the pinto bean, with similarly variegated tan to reddish-brown skins that are streaked and speckled with mahogany or dark brown. Hearty rattlesnake beans have a distinctive earthy flavour and fine texture. Use in Southwestern cuisine, including Mexican food, casseroles, stews and dips.
An American heirloom cultivated in the 1750’s named after the plants glowing red flowers. The bean’s colouring – purple with black mottling – makes it a standout. Its dense texture is best enjoyed in salads, soups, chili and mediterranean dishes.
Believed to originate in Tierra del Fuego South America, these beans are hugely popular in Italy where they are valued for their fresh flavour and absorbent nature. Serve with savoury spices and aromatic herbs in soups, stews and bean salads.