SPECKLED BAYO BEANS
This is a very rare bean variety that comes from Louisiana by way of France. You'll commonly see the brown Bayo bean available which reportedly came from Mexico, but there is also evidence that European explorers discovered the "Bayo," referring to the color, while exploring Peru. As with all "common bean" varieties, this originated in the New World only to go to the Old World, it just took the long route back and picked up some interesting traits like the speckled coloring along the journey). It is related to the cranberry bean and is similar to a pinto bean but more flavorful.
WHAT TO DO WITH THEM
Other than marveling at their beautiful flecks of maroon, you can cook them as you would a pinto, they'll be a much more flavorful addition to all of your dips, soups, and sides.
ABOUT THE CAPAUL FAMILY
For over a century the Capaul family has been growing beans in the Sacremento Valley community of Meridian. Chris Capaul's grandfather started the farm in 1915 and beans quickly became a staple crop.