Canary beans are a legume native to Mexico and the Canary Islands. They can be found throughout Latin America, but their popularity has spread all over North America as well. Canary beans have been cultivated in Central and South America for centuries so they could be used by humans as food long before Europeans arrived on this continent! Native Americans would cook them with other vegetables or eat them raw after boiling, mashing, frying, or roasting until crisp-tender.
Flavor profile: mild
Used in: soups, rice dishes, curries, stews
Health benefits: high-protein food that can act as a meat substitute. The legumes have great nutritional value and also provide fiber content which is good for your digestive system.