- Oct 15, 2017
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
Thanks for the info. Most interesting.
I remember reading years (decades) ago that white seeded varieties of stringbeans (snap beans, green beans) were bred to replace the brown seeded varieties because of canning. The brown seeded varieties had a an off color water that was unappealing, while the white seeded ones did not. At least this was done for the Blue Lake variety. Probably old news, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
to me they just don't have the flavor. since i like Pinto beans quite a bit i was happy with them but Mom considers the juice sludge (that's actually what she calls it! ), to me that's so much flavor. anyways, as i keep talking about Purple Dove beans all the time one part of why i like it as a dry bean is that it has a mild Pinto flavor. so to me it a compromise because it isn't as dark and not as much flavor but it can be mixed with white beans in soups and i'm quite happy.