Vitacost Black Beans - Non-GMO and Gluten Free Description
Keep your pantry stocked with healthy, hearty black beans – a classic vegan protein favorite!
Non-GMO Project Verified
No additives or preservatives
Gluten free & vegan
Bold black color – mild, smooth flavor
Packed with protein – 8 grams per ¼ cup
Good source of fiber and iron
Low in fat + cholesterol free
Bring on the beans! Whether you’re making veggie burritos, a pot of Tex-Mex chili or a potluck party dip, black beans add delicious, meat-free nutrition to any dish.
Sometimes called turtle beans or Mexican beans, black beans are small, ebony gems that cook up soft and creamy, with ivory-colored flesh and a slightly sweet taste. A staple in both South and Central American and Caribbean cuisine, they’re also a favorite go-to protein source for vegetarians and vegans. One quarter-cup serving supplies 8 healthy grams—plus hefty amounts of fiber, iron and other vitamins and minerals.
Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
Carefully sort beans, removing any debris or shriveled beans, and rinse thoroughly. cover with cold water and soak overnight (6-12 hours); drain and rinse before cooking. For a quicker method, cover beans with 2 inches of water, boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 h our; drain and rinse before cooking.
To prepare, add beans to a large pot, cover with water, bring water to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cooking until tender (approximately 90 minutes). Drain beans and prepare as desired. If reserving for later use, salt to taste and refrigerate.
Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-75°F [15°-24°C]).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup Dry (35 g)
Servings per Container: About 13
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.5 g||1%|
| Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
| Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||22 g||8%|
| Dietary Fiber||5 g||19%|
| Total Sugars less than||1 g|
| Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Vitamin D||0 mcg||0%|
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Other Ingredients: Black beans.
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Vegan Black Bean Tacos
Unlike traditional meat-filled tacos, these vegan alternatives are stuffed with beans, walnuts and sundried tomatoes for a meal that’s packed with delicious plant-based protein. If you’re looking for a nut-free version, just swap the walnuts for pumpkin or sunflower seeds! It doesn’t have to be Tuesday for these tacos to be the star of dinner.
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup black beans
1 cup sundried tomatoes
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. dried sage
1 tsp. fennel seeds
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt
1 packet of organic taco shells
Vegan sour cream
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In blender, combine all ingredients except beans; blend for five minutes. Mixture should be moist and stick together.
- In bowl, combine mixture and black beans; use hands to mix together.
- In oven, cook mixture for 25 minutes. Assemble tacos and serve with desired toppings.