Organic Black Turtle Beans 25KG, Product Of China
As well as being used interchangeable with red kidney beans an pinto beans to make frijoles refritos, black beans, with their glistening black skins and creamy flesh, are the staple of many soups and stews in the Americas. They are often baked with ham or other cured pork and flavored with garlic, cumin and liberal amounts of chili. In the south of the United States, black bean soup is a great favorite. The beans are cooked with a ham bone or hock, blended to the consistency of a heavy sauce and served with slices of hard boiled egg and lemon floating on top.
*this description comes from "The Kitchen Handbook" Page 111