Ark of Taste
Rio Zape Bean
The Rio Zape bean was unearthed in the ruins of the Anasazi cliffdwelling 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
Approved by the U.S., awaiting review by the International Ark Commission.
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