Nuna beans or Peruvian popping beans are a subspecies of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Popping beans have been grown by farmers in the Andes Mountains for thousands of years, and what sets these beans apart from other subspecies of common beans is the unusual and unique ability to pop or expand when exposed to heat. They come in many different colours and patterns and are very crunchy and flavourful once popped.
Popping beans are a nutritious and tasty plant protein snack or topping.
Nuna beans are cooked like popcorn. You can pop these tasty beans using the microwave, the stove-top, or air poppers. The Incas and their ancestors developed the popping beans as they needed to cook and consume beans in the high mountains where the boiling process takes longer and requires more fuel.
Beans are nutrient-rich foods; they provide protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals while containing little fat and a moderate amount of calories. The unique texture and taste of the nuna beans make them a delicious and nutritious food choice.
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Our Nuna beans are sustainably and responsibly sourced directly from indigenous farmers in the Andes north of Peru whom we partnered and closely worked with for the past several years. The beans are grown and hand-picked at 2,700 meters above sea level. We hope you enjoy savoring this ancient Andean food!
Dry nuna beans are available in unique colours and patterns. Start popping and enjoy these nutty-flavoured beans. Freshly popped nuna beans are tasteful, fun to prepare, and with plenty of crunch. The beans are the result of thousands of years of selection and breeding through many farmers’ generations.
Try these ready-to-eat dry roasted nuna beans. A fantastic and healthy snack or topping that will boost the nutritional value and flavour of your salads, granola, yogurt and other dishes. These beans are whole, lightly toasted and packed with protein and fibre.