CALYPSO BEANS, BLACK - Kosher/Gluten Free

Black Calypso Beans
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CALYPSO BEANS, BLACK - Kosher/Gluten Free



Calypso Beans are distinctly colored bean with a striking contrast of color. Calypso beans are black and white in color and have been called the Yin-Yang or Orca bean. Calypso beans are a member of the kidney bean family of legumes and typically retain their distinctive spotted pattern and shape when cooked. Present this beautiful bean in soups or casseroles or offer with pasta or rice or mixed vegetables.

Ingredient Statement:

Calypso Beans.

Heirloom Bean

Product Description

The Calypso Bean is a dramatic and beautiful heirloom bean. It is also called a Ying Yang bean because of the stark contrast of black and white that flows along the bean's length. About 3/8 inch long with a silky smooth texture and mild flavor, this bean is sure to look great on any plate.


Color: Half black half white.

Flavor: Typical of beans, sweet.

Size: Approximately ¼ to ½ inch in length.


Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Calypso Beans.

Allergen Statement


Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 100 g ( uncooked)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 9
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat1 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 25g 100%
Sugars 2g  
Protein 24g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 14%
Iron 44%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Cooking Calypso Beans is large quantities of water helps keep them from losing their distinctive coloring. Calypso Beans can be combined with rice to make a unique stuffing for vegetables. Excellent in Poblano stew or bean salad with mango and citrus. Soak overnight; 1 cup dry equals 2 ¼ cups cooked.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Soak overnight.  Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with plenty of fresh water (more water preserves coloring of uniquely colored beans).  Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 30-40 minutes or until tender.

One cup dry yields 2-1/2 cups cooked.