Black Soy Beans: What are they?:
Black soy beans are merely a variety of soy bean. Nutritionally, they are very similar to regular yellow soy beans, though they are higher in some phytonutrients
, including antioxidants. They are low in net carbohydrates, and high in fiber, protein, vitamin K, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and riboflavin.
What are they good for?:
Black soy beans are great substitutes for higher-carb beans. They don't taste "soybean-y" as the yellow ones do, but more like regular black beans. They are great in baked beans, refried beans
, bean soup, chili, 4-Bean Salad
, and almost anywhere else you'd use beans.
Where can I find them?:
Most health food stores carry canned organic black soy beans by Eden Foods. The Eden brand is organic, non-GMO, and comes in BPA-free cans. Dry black soy beans are harder to find, but some stores carry them.