ORIGIN: not UE [also available from Italy]
They are amaranth reddish beans of medium-large calibre and oblong shape. During cooking, the outer part of the bean remains crispy, while the inside tends to become more floury; for this reason, this variety is super popular in the kitchen. Besides, they are a common ingredient of the traditional Mexican cuisine in typical dishes such as enchiladas and burritos. In Italy, they represent a small niche product.