Camellia Small Reds (Frijoles Rojos Pequeños) are smaller and darker in color than Camellia Red Kidney Beans, and their shape is closer to that of Camellia Black Beans.
These colorful, diminutive red beans possess a rich, nutty flavor that holds up beautifully when seasoned with lots of peppery heat.
Like all of our beans, Camellia Small Reds are non-GMO, gluten-free, and meet the “Hayward Standard”– the name our growers gave our bean quality standard – which exceeds the top USDA requirements. Try some today – we think you’ll taste the difference.
About Small Red Beans
Popular in Caribbean & Central America
Smaller & darker than Red Kidneys
Rich flavor & firm texture
The Small Red Beans Story
Small Red Beans (Frijoles Rojos Pequeños) are part of the “common bean” family, for which the Latin or scientific name is phaseolus vulgaris. They are thought to have been cultivated as early as 8,000 years ago and were probably distributed by migrating tribes, serving as an important protein source in the diets of the indigenous cultures of Central America and beyond.
Small Reds hold their shape during cooking, making them perfect for simmered dishes. They are featured in soups, stews and chilis across the Caribbean and the Americas. Like their “cousin” the Red Kidney Bean, they are versatile: they can be seasoned with sausage or ham, but can offer plenty of rich flavor when prepared vegetarian or vegan. When combined with rice, red beans make a complete protein source, and, therefore, are ideal as a substitute for meat. Small Red beans, like many kinds of legumes, must be fully boiled or otherwise cooked before being eaten as they contain natural toxins that are destroyed in the cooking process.