Anasazi Beans

Estimated to have been in existence for more than 1,500 years, Anasazi beans are small kidney shaped purple and white beans in the same family as pinto beans. They are one of the most popular "new" heirloom beans. They are strikingly colored with speckles of red and white.

Anasazi beans were first discovered on an archaeological dig in the Southwest and were called New Mexico cave beans. After introduction to the public, the beans were renamed Anasazi after the the cliff-dwelling Native American people that inhabited the area now known as the four corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The Anasazi bean is thought to have been a staple in the diet of the native people who lived in this region.

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Anasazi beans cook much more quickly than regular beans, and they appear to have been a part of the human diet in the Americas for thousands of years.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 0.5 cup

Amount Per Serving / Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*

Calories 300
Calories from Fat 10
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (2%)
Saturated Fat 0g (0%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 0mg (0%)
Total Carbohydrate 54g (18%)
Dietary Fiber 18g (72%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 30%


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