Black eyed bean

Black eyed bean

Black eyed bean

The black-eyed bean is a rare and delicate variety. For this reason they are grown as a precious ingredient and used as a good luck symbol.

Black-eyed beans are a very ancient and widespread species across the Mediterranean area. These beans, chosen by Amío, are defined by their small size, very thin skin and the unmistakable black eye, which makes them particularly pleasing to the eye and palate.

Beans are a great alternative to animal protein, especially if combined with cereals. In addition to their attractive colour and delicious taste, they are a valuable source of protein, carbohydrates and mineral salts, as can be seen in the daily reference intake (RI%). Did you know that 70g of these beans provide approximately 31%* of your daily protein requirement?

Black eyed bean
Black eyed bean

*RI% = reference intake for an average adult (2000 kcal). Reference intakes suggest the total amount of energy and nutrients that a healthy adult should consume on a daily basis.

Suggestions for use

We recommend soaking these beans for 12 hours. After soaking, rinse them in cold water before putting them in a pot with 500ml of water for every 100g of beans.

Allow around 70g per person: bring the water to a boil before covering and cooking on a low heat for 60-65 mins.

Once cooked, add salt for flavour and to prevent the beans from becoming hard and crunchy. If using a pressure cooker the cooking time should be halved.

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