Christmas Lima Bean

$ 8.00 $ 6.00

Beans are the healthiest and most nutritional protein option on earth. Communities around the world that eat a lot of beans, legumes and farinaceous foods live longer and happier than the rest of us. I’d suggest you let a pot of beans be the centerpiece of your meal once a week—your food life will shift for the better. And if that sounds boring or bland, you’re not eating the right beans. Enter Rancho Gordo, a Napa-based company whose founder, Steve Sando, is on a mission to spread the gospel of heirloom beans, unique varieties you won't find on the shelves at Target. Forget everything you know about crappy commodity canned beans, Rancho Gordo’s products are in a whole different category.

If you think you hate Lima beans, these Christmas Limas will certainly change your mind. For one, their eye-catching calico coloration is beautiful. More importantly, they’re big and meaty with a rich, nutty flavor similar to a chestnut. Christmas Limas shine when simply prepared with a few aromatics, but they’re also divine with garlic and sautéed mushrooms, in soups, with a chile sauce or curry.

• 16 oz.