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Rio Zape Bean

Rio Zape BeanThe Rio Zape bean was unearthed in the ruins of the Anasazi cliff–dwelling people in the American southwest. This bean is similar in size and shape to the popular pinto bean and is purple with dark burgundy slashes. The Rio Zape, also known as the Hopi String Bean, has a creamy texture and a complex flavor with a hint of chocolate.

Photograph from Native Seeds/SEARCH

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Approved by the U.S., awaiting review by the International Ark Commission.

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