Tropicalise Your Inbox !
At Tropical Sun, we live by the motto: ‘Variety is the spice of life’. Our journey started in 1996 when we began importing a few specialist ingredients and daily essentials for the UK’s thriving ethnic communities.
As word spread, we began receiving requests for specific items from homelands far-afield: Spices, oils, drinks and snacks that helped people stay connected to their cultures. We love that the food helps to bring Families & Communities together.
This black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of the common bean especially popular in Latin American cuisine, though it can also be found in Mexican, Cajun and Creole cuisines.
With its black skin, cream-coloured flesh and slightly sweet flavour, our Black Beans are especially good in soups and salads, served with rice.
Commitment phobia ?
Warning - dried beans are a little bit more of a commitment to make, but...
...the flavour and texture that properly cooked dried beans bring to your recipes make their canned counterparts feel like junior siblings. Their skins are in tact and firm, and when you bite into them, the insides are smooth and flavourful. Beans that have not been soaked ahead of time will still cook, but just take longer to cook.
Soaking beans in the fridge will reduce the time they have to cook drastically. And the texture of the beans will also be at their best, with fewer split-open and burst ones.
Soak them overnight for 6 to 10 hours. Keep the beans covered with water while soaking. Beans soaked longer than 12 hours can absorb too much water and lose their characteristic texture and flavour. If you plan to cook beans for dinner and want to use the long-soak method, start soaking in the morning.
estimated delivery 3-5 working days
consistent product - clean - well packaged
I make a lot of Mexican food and black beans are a key ingredient. These are not only great value, but great quality.