Borlotti beans, also known as cranberry beans, originated in Italy. They have a creamy texture and an almost chestnutty flavour. Borlotti beans hold their shape very well, suitable for stews, soups and salads.
Borlotti beans are a great source of protein, fiber, folate and minerals. They help reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure and heart disease risk. Rich in fiber and protein means borlotti beans have a low glycemic index and help you feel full for longer, aiding weight loss.
The simplest method to prepare borlotti beans involves soaking them in a bowl of water overnight. The next day, drain the beans and place in a pot of cold water. Bring to the boil and skim any foam that forms at the surface. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender. The cooking time will depend on the beans’ variety, dryness and age
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Storage: For long lasting freshness, store in an air-tight container and in a cool, dark place.