Versatile and velvety, this thin-skinned Borlotti bean produces a rich, indulgent bean broth, making it perfect for classic Italian dishes as well as simple pot beans. Cranberry beans are soft and dense with a soft, rich texture. The thin skins help produce a rich bean broth, making it the natural friend of pasta e fagioli (pasta fazool), as the liquid coats each noodle with its luxurious sauce.
Thought to be originally from Colombia, this bean has been bred around the world to become Madeira, Borlotti, Tongues of Fire, Wren’s Egg, and more. In Mexico, you'll find these as Cacahuate (peanut) beans.