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Sorry, our rare beans were very popular and we sold out quickly. As soon as we have any more available we'll announce them in our newsletter. In the meantime please have a look at our other less rare pulses.
We've very limited quantities of some special rare beans from a handful of growers.
These beans are doubly rare; difficult to grow in the UK and a globally scarce heritage variety, Edward Lea at Green Acres Farm has done a fantastic job raising a small crop for harvest.
Soldier Beans have been grown in New England for at least 200 years and take their name from the distinctive marking around the hilum (the scar that marks the beans attachment to the pod). They’re a variety of Phaseolus vulgaris, the same incredibly diverse family of beans from the Americas that includes borlotti, cannellini and haricots.
Soldier Beans hold their shape well and, unlike a lot of marked beans, the distinctive ‘soldier’ remains after cooking. Great for home-made baked beans or as a substitute for other white beans (such as cannellini).
Soak the beans for 6 hours. Cover with water or stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 to 50 minutes until the beans are soft. Add more water if needed.
Cooking times for dried pulses will be longer at higher altitudes and when cooking with hard water or older pulses.
Adding bicarbonate of soda during soaking and/or cooking will soften the pulses and reduce the cooking time.
Cooked pulses can be used immediately or frozen for later use.
May contain occasional small stones
(for generic Phaseolus beans)
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A rare variety of Phaseolus bean.
Grown in the UK.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Split Fava Beans are tasty, versatile and easy to cook - they don’t even need soaking.
Use our Organic Split Fava Beans to make dal, falafel or hummus - or add a handful or more to soups, stews or curries. The beans get softer and softer the longer they're cooked.
Or try our new Fava Bean Chips - they're cheaper than Split Fava Beans and cook just the same only a little faster.View full product details
Britain's original bean, the fava bean is delicious, nutritious and good for the soil. Our Organic Whole Fava Beans are perfect for spicy Egyptian ful medames, truly British baked beans, stews, curries, salads and more.
Our current crop of whole fava beans are the unusually small, round and wonderfully tender Maris Bead variety, bred over 50 years ago at the Plant Breeding Institute on Maris Lane near Cambridge. Whether they're cooked from dry or used canned, we think these are our best ever whole fava.
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Red Haricot Beans have a superb taste, delicate texture and rich garnet red colour. They're especially good in chillis, bean casseroles and salads.
Or try our canned Red Haricot Beans in Water, cooked and ready to use.View full product details
Fava Bean Chips cook just like Split Fava Beans, only a little faster as they're smaller pieces of bean. They cost less (cheap as chips?) than the larger Split Fava Beans but are just as tasty, versatile and easy to cook.
Use our Fava Bean Chips to make dal, falafel or hummus - or add a handful or more to soups, stews or curries. The beans get softer and softer the longer they're cooked.View full product details