Originally from Columbia in South America, cranberry beans have become especially popular in Italy, where they are often called borlotti beans.

Cranberry beans from responsible sources

Cranberry beans owe their name to the beautiful cranberry-coloured markings on the outer layer of their skin which disappears on cooking. They are also called Roman beans or speckled sugar beans. Originally from Columbia in South America, cranberry beans have become especially popular in Italy, where they are often known as borlotti beans. In addition to their delicious taste, cranberry beans have distinct health benefits. Like many other pulses, cranberry beans contain a high proportion of protein, dietary fibre and iron and are low in fat and sodium. They also rank low on the glycemic index.

Cranberry beans owe their name to the beautiful cranberry-coloured markings on the outer layer of their skin.

Cranberry beans in classic dishes

These light-colored, medium-sized beans have a mild, slightly sweet and nutty flavour. Their creamy texture makes them the ideal bean for versatile cooking. They are a favorite in northern Italian, Spanish and Portuguese cuisines where they are often used in classic pasta dishes or bean soups. Cranberry beans are also a popular ingredient in salads, stews or bean spreads or snacks.

When processing cranberry beans, Cono pays attention to consistently high quality.
Cranberry beans have a mild, slightly sweet and nutty flavor.
Like many other pulses, cranberry beans contain a high proportion of protein, dietary fibre and iron and are low in fat and sodium.

Cono ships cranberry beans in peak condition to customers worldwide

Cono plants and exports only the finest cranberry beans to meet worldwide customer demand. Handled with care, delivered with pride – from a source you can be sure of.

Our specifications

Origin
Argentina
Growing area
Centre and north of the country
Harvest period
June / July / August
Harmonized Systems (HS) code
0713.33
GMO status
Non-GMO
Typical color
Ivory with red markings
Size
160-300 (number of grains per 100 gr)
Packaging
  • Microperforated polypropylene bags x 25 kg or 50 lb.
  • Paper bags x 25 kg or 50 lb.
  • Big bags x 1000 kg or 1250 kg.