These organic heirloom beans are the original superfood of the Sonoran Desert having sustained Native American people for countless generations. Tepary beans are higher in protein and nutrients than other beans, making them an excellent addition to everything from salads to pasta. The brown tepary has a subtle earthy flavor with an almost nut-like taste and an aroma that is reminiscent of the smell of a summer rain on the desert.
Ramona Farms shares with us their traditional foods grown on the ancestral lands of the Akimel O'Odham (Gila River Pima) tribe in Arizona's Sonora Desert. An ingredient in the Slow Food Ark of Taste, the tepary bean is believed to be the world’s most drought tolerant bean, and higher in fiber and protein than most other beans with a low glycemic index and superior taste.
Read more about Ramona Farms and the tepary bean here.