Haricot Coco de Paimpol is a white bean variety with a refined taste that is very popular among chefs. This striking bean is named after the beautiful coastal region of Paimpol in France, where these beans are grown in a defined area. What is special is that these beans are still harvested by hand, while most beans are harvested mechanically. The Haricot Coco de Paimpol beans have a protected indication of origin (PDO).
No, not the drumsticks you eat with your Friday afternoon drinks! These drumsticks are the fruit of the moringa tree, which is often referred to as the miracle tree. Almost all parts of the moringa are useful and very nutritious. The beans, seeds, roots, flowers and leaves can be eaten and the juice and oil used for medicines and dyes. The tree is therefore increasingly used to fight hunger in developing countries.
Sugar snaps are a mix between garden peas and mangetouts. This makes them taste sweeter than the mangetouts and that is where the name sugar snaps comes from. You can eat the sugar snaps all in once. The great thing about the sugar snaps is that they stay fresh and crunchy during preparation.
This flat, crunchy and slightly sweet legume has become an indispensable part of world cuisine. They are the young pods of a pea variety, but unlike many pea varieties, this vegetable is not harvested for its peas (because they are tiny) but for the whole pod.
Carobs are the pods of the carob tree. The pods are quite special since they harden and dry quickly. Carob got a sweet flavour and after it has been roasted or crunched, it can be added to a dish. Back in the days carob was eaten as a delicacy for poor people. Nowadays it is used in syrup or alcoholic drinks.
Edamame is a delicious, proteinosis and exotic snack. Edamame means “bean” in the Japanese language. Edamame are young, unripe legumes from the soybean plant and that is why edamame is also known as soybeans. Edamame have to be cooked and often been served together with sushi.
This special long mangetout looks a little bit like a stretched green bean. The original name is “vigna unguiculata”. It means “one and a half feet long”. The long bean can only reach a big length under warm circumstances.
Haricots verts are green beans, which are harvested in an earlier stage causing a softer, subtler flavour and a thinner look. Unlike normal green beans, haricot verts do not 'squeek' while eating.