Wordless Wednesday - Black Beans

By the time I got home I couldn't tell whether I got black (turtle?) beans or black Adzuki (Azuki) beans.  Can you tell the difference? Thanks for your help.

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  1. Usually the adzuki is more squared off on the ends and has a larger hilum - or belly button. These are more football shaped with a tiny hilum, so I'll guess it's a New World phaseolus. They are SO tough to tell apart though, even though a completely different genus. Adzuki is a Vigna.

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  2. Though now that I look at them again, they are a bit squared off on the end!!

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  3. I didn't even know there was a difference. :) The photo is gorgeous.

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  4. A lovely shot! Nice colors and props.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Adzuki beans are very tiny in size.. smaller than the other variety of beans..

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  6. ah here we go =)

    I think those beans are the first ones that u mentioned, not sure though.

    And I agree with Rosa, very nice shot! ;)

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  7. Beautiful beans and props! I can't tell the difference between the beans unless I'm looking at the bag description. I would love to know the flavor difference though. My husband LOVES when I make black beans.. Beans are one of our favorite proteins in the house. :)

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  8. I think Adzuki are more round, like peas. But I am not an expert on beans... :) Love the photo, beautiful! :)

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  9. Beautiful photo - it really captures the essence of black beans - simple, wholesome, and alluring with their deep ebony black. Yum!

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  10. TY guys. Turns out they are regular black beans. I went by WF bulk section to check. Just seem so small for regular but I will soak them overnight tonight and cook tomorrow and report back.

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  11. I think it's funny J said it's a laundry board (the prop)and have no idea how to tell the difference. They look like black beans and like what I'd want now for early lunch;)

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  12. Simply elegant. And such a fitting picture for one of my favorite foods. We eat black beans at least once a week. Thank you for sharing this stunning image, my friend!

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