Black Calypso 1 Pound bagaIt sounds Jamaican, Mon – but we are told these beautifully colored beans originated in Africa. Also known as “Orca” and “Ying-Yang” in different regions.
The Calypso Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris) is a dramatic and beautiful bean. It is also called Ying Yang and Orca bean because of the stark contrast of black and white that flows along the bean’s length. About 3/8 inch long with a silky smooth texture and mild flavor, this bean is sure to look great on any plate!
Calypso Beans are a delicious potato-like flavor addition to salads, soups, casseroles, and stews. Cooked Calypsos combined with cooked rice make a wonderful addition to vegetables.