Beans of all types are fantastically healthy foods, being fat free and a great source of protein. They are versatile too, finding uses in soups, curries, chilli, casseroles and many other dishes. They can be a great substitute for meat in many dishes, either to replace altogether or to bulk out a small quantity of meat and make the dish a bit healthier. Biona's beans are tinned in water, with no added salt, so they can conveniently be used straight from the tin.
British Baked Beans, 400g
An absolute favourite of the British palate, only here actually made with British ingredints. Note that the beans used are fava beans, rather than the more commonly used (not British) haricot beans. Not organic
Think baked beans are British? They are now! We use only British-grown fava beans - Britain's original bean, grown here since the Iron Age. Our Baked British Beans are deliciously different, with large meaty fava beans in a tasty tomato sauce.
Our Baked British Beans are cooked and ready to eat, hot or cold. They're good served on toast but also delicious added to stews, curries or casseroles. Or even in a pie.
Cooking on the Hob:
Empty contents into saucepan. Heat gently for 4-5 minutes while stirring. For best flavour do not boil or overcook. Do not reheat.
Empty contents into a non-metallic bowl and cover. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring halfway. Check the food is hot, stir well and serve. Do not reheat.
Tinned Carlin Peas in water, 400g
WINNER OF THE SOIL ASSOCIATION BOOM AWARD FOR BEST PANTRY PRODUCT 2016
Cooked and ready to use
Our canned "Black Badger" Carlin Peas, also know as Black or Grey Peas, are cooked and ready to use. Carlin Peas are popularly served as Parched Peas in Lancashire, simply boiled up and eaten with vinegar and salt. With their firm texture and delicious nutty flavour, Carlin Peas make an excellent British substitute for chickpeas.
Carlin Peas are perfect for traditional parched peas or grey peas with bacon. They can also be used in place of chickpeas or dark green lentils. They're great in soups, stews, curries and salads, pairing well with roast vegetables.
Drain and rinse thoroughly. The peas are ready to use, hot or cold. Add to stews, curries, salads or use to make hummus. To heat, add to cooked dish and heat through for 1 to 2 minutes.
Tinned Organic Fava Beans, 400g
Cooked and ready to use
Britain's original bean, fava beans are delicious, nutritious and good for the soil. Our Whole Fava Beans in Water are cooked and ready to use. They're perfect for spicy Egyptian ful medames, truly British baked beans, stews, curries, salads and more.
Canned Whole Fava Beans in Water are cooked and ready to eat, cold, hot or added to other dishes. A favourite of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, fava beans have plenty of body and a satisfying and meaty flavour.
Drain and rinse thoroughly. The beans are ready to use, hot or cold. Add to stews, soups, curries, chilli, salads. To heat, add to cooked dish and heat through for 1 to 2 minutes.