Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Also known as Maine yellow eyes.
Yellow eye bean is a cultivated variety of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris along with other bean varieties like black bean, red kidney bean, romano bean, just to mention a few. It is ivory in colour with a brownish yellow patch surrounding the hilum.
The cooked beans are soft and melt in the mouth. The flavour is mild which means you can pair them easily with other ingredients. I buy mine at the bulk barn store in Canada. I have never seen them in regular stores like Walmart or Food Basics. I think you have to buy them in speciality stores.
Below: Dried, Soaked and Cooked Yellow Eye Beans
Cooking Yellow Eye Beans
Two cups dried yellow eye beans will yield five cups cooked beans. Soaked beans will cook in 60-90 minutes.
Below is a photo of soaked beans, ready to cook
Below is a photo of cooked yellow eye bean
Nutrition Facts of Yellow Eye Beans
100g (3.5oz) Yellow Eye Beans provide 390 calories and contains the following:
- Fat: 3g (saturated 0g, trans, 0)
- Cholesterol: 0g
- Sodium: 10mg
- Carbohydrate: 67g (sugar 5g, Fibre 27g);
- Protein: 24g;
- Recommended Daily Allowance. minerals (RDA): Iron 50% and Calcium (15%) (Bulk Barn)