Tepary beans, small brown natives of the American southwest, are unusually tolerant of heat and water stress. They’re especially rich in protein, iron, calcium, and fiber, and have a distinctive, sweet flavor reminiscent of maple sugar or molasses.
From the book On Food and Cooking (2nd edition) by Harold McGee. © 2004 Harold McGee.
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