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In the market

Fresh cranberry beans

July 27, 2005

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What they are: Kin to the kidney bean, cranberry beans (also known as borlotti) were first cultivated in Mexico and Peru nearly 7,000 years ago. Spanish explorers brought the beans to Europe in the 16th century. These kidney-shaped beans, tan with pink marbling, grow in pink-streaked pods. When cooked, the pink marks disappear. Eero Ruuttila of Nesenkeag Farm in Litchfield, ... (Full article: 343 words)

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