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Cranberry = Borlotti = Romano?

Tara9000 Feb 11, 2008 12:34 PM

I'm trying to figure out if these beans are all the same type. I love 'romano' beans, but barely hear anything about them outside of Toronto/Canada. Meanwhile, I hear a lot about 'cranberry' beans in US sources, but have never seen them here.

Here are two brands of romano beans, widely available in my area:
http://www.unico.ca/cgi-bin/products....
http://www.goudasfoods.com/images/pro...

And I threw borlotti in the mix, because they look similar as well. Can anyone set me straight? :) Thanks!

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  1. Allstonian RE: Tara9000 Feb 11, 2008 12:47 PM

    Yes, according to some Googling the above equation is exactly right:
    http://kqedbayareabites.blogspot.com/...
    http://www.foodsubs.com/Beans.html (you have to scroll down a bit to "cranberry beans")
    http://etherwork.net/ejmtph/recipes/b...

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