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Black Turtle Beans – 5 Gallon Bucket

Black Turtle Beans are ideal to grind to use as a flour for those that are gluten intolerant.  These beans can be used in soups, salads, burritos, casseroles and, of course, with rice.  They are high in fiber and magnesium and have a very long shelf life.



Black Turtle Beans are great with rice and meat in soups and casseroles.

Black turtle beans are a small, black, kidney-shaped bean with a rich and full flavor. They are one of the most popular beans because of taste and nutrition. It will be a bean that is easy to rotate out of your food storage.
Black turtle beans may be one of the most popular beans.  This bean is great with rice and meat in soups and casseroles. They also work great for sprouting. Black turtle beans are fat and cholesterol free and low in sodium. They are high in fiber and magnesium. Great for long term food storage because of it’s long shelf life expectancy. As with any other bean, they must be soaked overnight or boiled several hours to attain tenderness. A great tasting bean to include in your long-term food storage.

Shelf Life:

Should be stored in cool dark place – optimum condition is 60 degrees or less – for longer storage. Product should store for 25+ years if stored properly.

Directions for Use:

For overnight soaking, cover each cup of beans with 3 cups water and let stand overnight or 12 hours.  For quicker results, add dry beans to boiling water boiling 2 minutes and let stand for 1 hour.  In cooking, use same water.  Cover and simmer slowly in water until beans are tender, about 2 hours.  Add more water if necessary. Season with salt, pepper, onion, or garlic.
To keep skin from bursting, simmer gently and stir as little as possible. Add 1/8 tsp. baking soda per cup of beans to shorten cooking time in hard water.  Do not add tomatoes, lemon juice, wine, or vinegar until beans are almost tender as these are acidic and delay softening.

Serving size 1/2 cup        Servings per bucket 172        Calories per serving 312

Net Weight 35.0 Lbs.

Processed in a plant that handles dairy, milk, wheat, egg, soy, and tree nut products.

Additional information

Weight 37 lbs