Borlotti Beans

Borlotti Beans

Borlotti Beans or cranberry bean, borlotto, crab eye, roman, romano, rosecoco, saluggia beans, burlotti OR barlotti (misspelling)

A dappled white and red bean related to the kidney and pinto beans. This is a common bean in Italy where it is used for soups and with pasta. Use in any recipe that calls for kidney or pinto beans

Beans feature in many Italian recipes, particularly in Tuscany. In fact the Tuscans like them so much that they have been nicknamed mangiafagioli or ‘bean eaters’: it makes Tuscany a great destination for vegetarians, as there are lots of nutritious soups and side dishes to choose from, as well as pasta dishes.

Health Benefits of Borlotti Beans

  • It is a low Glycaemic Index (GI) food which is suitable for diabetic patients.
  • The bean contains vitamin B1 which is essential for carbohydrate metabolism.
  • It is a good source of iron which helps the red blood cells to carry and deliver oxygen to the whole body.
  • The present of potassium is the key to good kidney function and muscle contraction.
  • This food helps maintaining pH of body fluids and building strong bones and teeth with existence of phosphorus.
  • Magnesium in the bean helps to produce energy and vital in muscle and nerves functionality.
  • The food is good to the pregnant mother as the folic acid promotes duplication of chromosomes.

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2 Responses to “Borlotti Beans”

  1. Moshe Connolly
    October 19, 2011 at 18:37 #

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  2. Proposal
    July 23, 2012 at 06:47 #

    A dappled white and red bean related to the kidney and pinto beans.

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