Ayocote Blanco , Heirloom Bean - Rancho Gordo, Rancho Gordo
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Rancho Gordo

Ayocote Blanco

Regular price $ 5.95

Super-rich mid-sized white bean. Ayocote Blanco hold their shape through long cooking but manage to stay creamy. A versatile runner bean. 

Suggestions: Salads, casseroles, soups, pot beans, dips, cassoulet, baked beans, pasta e fagioli 

What's big and fat and creamy and makes everyone say "Wow?" If you said me, I wouldn't be offended, but we nominate the Ayocote Blanco. There really isn't a task in the kitchen it can't handle. When fully cooked, it's somewhat starchy and has a mild potato flavor, which screams for bacon or pancetta. Keep cooking and they go from dense to creamy and even a little buttery. You can make an elaborate dish like a cassoulet or you can just drizzle your best olive oil on the top and enjoy them with no fuss. 
Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, the Ayocote family was one of the first cultivated crops of the New World. They are grown all over central and northern Mexico but seem to have lost favor with Mexicans except in specific indigenous communities. If you plant them, you can enjoy the flowers, eat the pods as a broad bean or shell them fresh for shelling beans, but the best way to enjoy them is dried so you can experience their fully developed flavor. 

Latin name: Phaselous coccineus

THE RANCHO GORDO-XOXOC PROJECT
These items are the results of our two companies working together 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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