Snow Cap Soup Bean
These culinary gems look like luscious cranberries dipped in white chocolate, and until recently, were almost impossible to find as demand far outstripped supply. Half white, and half speckled, the Snow Cap bean is a wonderful bean to stock in your pantry for hearty soups in the winter. Many cooks like to keep them in clear containers just to show off their unique beauty. Snowcaps are described as having a silky, potato-like texture, perfect for New England chowders. The Snow Cap is rich and filling; it’s one of the largest of all dried beans. When cooked, this bean grows in size over two and a half times. Put them in any kind of chili – from your grandfather’s classic chili to venison chili – and your mouth will water.