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Ayocote Morado, a purple medium size bean-Rancho Gordo, Heirloom beans.
Cooked Ayocote Morado, topped with diced onion with a side of homemade tortillas-Rancho Gordo, Heirloom beans.
Bowl of cooked Ayocote Morado beans with a rolled up tortilla-Rancho Gordo, Heirloom beans.

Ayocote Morado Bean

Regular price $ 7.50

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This thick-skinned runner bean is pretty and very large. It's starchy but goes from dense to creamy with continued cooking.

The staff here often refers to Ayocote Morado as a "gateway bean." Once you start, you get hooked. Its big, beefy texture is a good fit for those trying to cut out meat and eat a more plant-based diet, or for vegetarians looking for a hearty meal. Ayocote Morados provide a deep, bouillon-flavored bean broth, making them ideal for soups.

Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, the Ayocote family was one of the first cultivated crops of the Americas. They are grown all over central and northern Mexico. If you plant them, you can enjoy the flowers, eat the pods as a broad bean, or shell them fresh for shelling beans.

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Similar to

Ayocote Negro, Ayocote Amarillo, Scarlet Runner

Latin name

Phaseolus coccineus

Country of origin


"I tasted probably 50 varieties of beans to choose that one."

Charleston City Paper
Chef Sean Brock, of Husk, on Rancho Gordo's Ayocote beans

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Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project

These items are the results of our two companies working together since 2008 to help small farmers and producers continue to grow their indigenous products in Mexico, despite international trade policies that seem to discourage genetic diversity and local food traditions.

Product of Mexico. Produced in Mexico under the supervision of the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project.

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