Is there a difference?
Posted by Shopify on June 17, 2011 0 Comments
What is the difference between “Heirloom” and “Heritage” beans?
The terms "heirloom seed" and "heritage seed" are used interchangeably. An heirloom plant is an open-pollinated cultivar that was commonly grown during earlier periods in human history, but which is not used in modern large-scale agriculture.
These beans are not genetically altered and therefore are not as easy to plant, grow, harvest, clean and separate and are best used within two years of harvesting. They do not all look the same - they are not all exactly the same size or color - but, like us, the beauty is really on the inside! The flavor of these beans is just better! Filled with energy and high nutrition and protein these are a great source of vitality and good health. Heritage beans will have up to three times the fiber content of commercially grown beans. this is one of the reasons they were so popular when fresh vegetables and fruits were difficult to obtain. We call them "nature's broom!"
Don't worry about the gas factor! We teach you how to properly prepare the beans without the 'gas-effect' and still have wonderful rich and satisfiying flavor.