Red Calypso Beans

Red Calypso Beans have a mild, earthy flavor, and a creamy texture that people often compare to potatoes. These bi-colored beans are nutrient-dense. They perform well on their own or as a component among other ingredients.

  • Color: half red, half white with specks
  • Size: About 1/4″ to 1/2″ long


Red Calypso Beans are happy cheerful beans and oh so pretty! They are just fun to work with and turn into stunning jewelry.

Little white wooden beads are the perfect pairing for the brightly colored beans. The bracelets are strung on silver-plate memory wire in an alternating design. Warning! It’s hard to stop once you get going on these memory wire bracelets.





The finished bracelet can be found at:

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Or you can eat them!

How to Cook Red Calypso Beans:
Here is the basic cooking method for Red Calypso Beans: Soak beans overnight. Rinse them. Add the beans to a large pot and cover them with fresh water. Boil the beans for 3 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer until they reach the desired tenderness, which is about 60-90 minutes. Please note that these beans create foam while boiling, so frequently skim the water.

Cooking Suggestions: Red Calypso Beans can be a substitute for kidney, cannellini, or pinto beans. They are delicious when added to soups, casseroles, stews, and pasta salads. Add them to cooked rice for a delicious stuffing.

More About Red Calypso Beans: 
The Red Calypso Bean is a striking looking bean with starkly contrasting red and white markings. The distinctive pattern resembles that of a Holstein cow’s hide, which is why it’s sometimes called “cow seed.” The markings fade as a result of cooking, but the pattern remains, giving these beans wonderful presentation value.

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