|Marketing names||'cranberry bean', 'Roman bean', 'saluggia bean' and 'rosecoco bean'|
Fresh borlotti beans
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||1,458 kJ (348 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||24.7 g|
|†Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults. |
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
The borlotti bean is a variety of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) first bred in Colombia as the cargamanto. It is also known as the cranberry bean, Roman bean, romano bean (not to be confused with the Italian flat bean, a green bean also called "romano bean"), saluggia bean, or rosecoco bean. The bean is a medium to large tan or hazelnut-colored bean splashed or streaked with red, magenta or black.
The borlotti bean is a variety of the cranberry bean bred in Italy to have a thicker skin. It is used in Italian, Portuguese (Catarino bean), Turkish, and Greek cuisine.
The cranberry bean looks similar to the pinto bean, but cranberry beans are larger and have big maroon specks on a creamy white background, more like Great Northern beans. After cooking, however, the specks vanish and the beans take on a more even, darker color.
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