We know the drill. It’s 4:30 in the morning. You’re eagerly waiting for an email from Terra Organics informing you about what’s in your box this week. Finally, the moment arrives. You squeeze the mouse with anticipation and click down hard as a droplet of sweat runs down your forehead. “Potatoes, Nectarines, Plums…” but what is this? “Cranberry beans?” What on Earth are Cranberry beans, you mutter to yourself.
The answer has arrived. Cranberry beans are a shelled bean that are often white with cranberry colored spots (hence the name). The beans are a fall crop, fibrous and taste like a mild walnut.
In recipes, they make a fine replacement for legumes, and work well in salads or stews.
Knowledge is power.