15 Different Types of Beans

There are hundreds of different types of beans consumed around the world. Here are 15 that you should get to know a little better or possibly meet for the very first time.

Adzuki Beans

These small beans are packed with protein, folate, and manganese. They have a uniquely sweet taste for a bean and are often used in desserts like sesame balls and superfood brownies.

Black Beans

Black beans are rich in folate, manganese, magnesium, and thiamine. They have a mild flavor and a creamy texture, making them perfect for a huge variety of dishes.

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Black-Eyed Peas

This lightweight legume packs a heavy hit of folate and copper and contains plenty of thiamine.

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Calypso Beans

These striking beans are packed with iron and fiber. They have a flavor almost as unique as their look, something between starchy, earthy, and a touch muddy.

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Cranberry Beans

These pretty beans are packed with magnesium, iron, and thiamine. They have a nutty, slightly sweet, taste similar to a chestnut.

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