What is Yellow Eye Bean?

Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Also known as  Maine yellow eyes.

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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)

Yellow Eyed Beans


Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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