Organic Black Turtle Beans

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Organic Black Turtle Beans contain anthocyanins.

Organic Black Turtle Beans are a delicious dense bean which hold their shape and colour during cooking.  These jet black turtle beans have a shiny appearance, taste great in a range of recipes and have a dense meaty texture.

Black Turtle Beans are popular in Latin American cuisine but are used worldwide in a range of dishes.  They are a popular choice for stews, soups and casseroles.

These beans are more than just a colourful addition to your plate.   They are high in protein so make a good addition to plant based diets.  Just 70g serving of cooked black turtle beans is a source of Potassium and Phosphorus.

Their black colour signifies a unique anthocyanin profile and they are rich in a range of nutrients including folate which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

We also stock a wide range of other amazing organic beans.

Ingredients: Organic Black Turtle Beans

Origin: China

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.


Nutritional Information

Black Turtle Beans (cooked) are high in Folate and a source of Potassium and Phosphorus (per 70g serving)

Nutrient Fact File: Folate (Folic Acid)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Black Turtle Beans: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 543kj/130kcal 380kj/91kcal 4.55%
Fat 0.35g 0.24g 0.34%
of which saturates 0.90g 0.63g 3.15%
Carbohydrate 24.35g 17.01g 6.54%
of which sugars 0.32g 0.22g 0.24%
Fibre 8.3g 5.81g
Protein 8.18g 5.72g 11.44%
Salt 3mg 2.10mg 0.08%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Folate 86mcg 60.20mcg 30.10%
Potassium 433mg 303mg 15.15%
Phosphorus 152mg 106.40mg 15.20%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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Cooking Instructions

Note: Require soaking and cooking or sprouting before consumption.

  1. Soak for 1-2 hours in clean cold water.
  2. Drain water, replace water with fresh and place saucepan on stove.
  3. Bring to boil and then simmer for at least an hour until beans are soft and tender.


For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.


Family Tip:

  1. These beans have a dense meaty texture and go well in chillis and other mexican recipes.
  2. We think these beans make great burritos as they have a dense texture and stay intact when cooked.
  3. A traditional technique for cooking with these beans is to keep the black water after they have been cooked and use it for a soup/broth or for colouring other dishes, such as rice.