Preparation and comments
The most popular bean in the Americas. Brazil: Feijoada (meat and black bean stew, served with rice, vegetables, fruit and peppers); Mexico: Refried Beans, served with rice and either maize or Cuban flour tortilla; Black Bean Soup, Moors and Christians (black beans and rice); Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Gallo Pinto (fried rice and black beans, served for breakfast).
Medium sized, oval, with a matt black colour.
Sweet tasting with an almost mushroom flavour, soft floury texture.