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Sea Island Purple Cape Beans

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Painted pale pinot noir to inky syrah, our miniature kidney-shaped Sea Island Purple Cape Beans define the faded heritage of communal one-pot stews of the 19th century Cape Romain Sea Island fishing fleet that operated along the coast north of Charleston. Quickly cooked and suffused with purple broth of their own making, Cape Beans finish velvet-like with dark, woodsy flavors; a wisp of smoke; and the subtle tang of bright fruit that beckons companionship with seafood, game, beef, or charcuterie. Orphaned and put to sea in the post-bellum Charleston banana trade, Purple Cape Beans were nearly extinct by the Great Depression. Anson Mills is thrilled to reunite this noble bean with its long lost Cape Romain relatives.

This product is gluten free.