Scarlet runner bean
Scarlet runner bean

General Information

Origin: Mexico or Central America

Grown in Mexico for over 7000 years, these scarlet flowers are very decorative. An annual in temperate regions and perennial in hot, even tropical, climates, this herbaceous plant can reach 4 meters in height. The pink-tinted pods measure 10-40 cm in length and contain 6 to 10 convex, flattened or oblong seeds of varying colors, though always flecked with red.

Nutritional values

  • Calories: 385
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 70 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus and vitamin B

Cook as you would white beans.


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