This little-known heirloom
bean is the “caviar of beans.” It’s a real delicacy, and usually very
hard to find.
Any gourmand worthy of his or her apron has nothing but praise for the
Green Flageolet beans. Foodies everywhere regard this little-known heirloom
bean as the “caviar of beans.” It’s a real delicacy, and usually very
hard to find. Unless you frequent gourmet food stores and comb through
specialty cooking catalogs, you’ve probably never seen them for sale.
Their delicate, creamy flavor belies their hardiness – they won’t fall
apart in the cooking process. Use them in soups and stews, but make
sure to try them in cold salads, too. The Green Flageolet has the odd
ability to retain chlorophyll longer than any other bean, even after
cooking, hence the name. This colorful bean adds a host of nutrients,
including powerful antioxidants, to your diet.