Dried Beans


FINDING: Most groceries, though Mexican groceries frequently have the greatest variety.

CHOOSING: Unblemished beans with the most vibrant color are typically the highest quality. Most beans in the United States are well cleaned, though ones bought from bulk bins (here or in Mexico) need to be checked for pebbles and other debris.

STORING: Dark, cool, dry place, preferably in the sealed container, for up to a year.