Jacob’s Cattle Soup Bean
$12.50 – $80.00
The origin of this heirloom bean is somewhat of a mystery. Some historians claim the bean came from Prince Edward Island. It is said to have been a gift from the Passamaquoddy Indians to Joseph Clark, the first white child born in Maine. Others claim German settlers brought the bean to the Americas in the 1700’s. No matter how it got here, we’re just glad it did, because this is a versatile bean that no garden or kitchen should be without! A plump white and red speckled bean, it’s popular for holding its shape even after cooking. The flavor is described as full-flavored, similar to the flavor of new potatoes. Jacob’s Cattle bean is also popular as a baked bean, and can be mashed and refried to use in Mexican dishes. At only 100 calories per ½ cup serving, it’s a healthy, filling addition to any recipe.