Black beans could not be more succinctly or descriptively named. They are just what they say they are, beans that are black. They are commonly referred to as turtle beans, probably in reference to their shiny, dark, shell-like appearance. Along with a rich smoky flavor that has been compared to mushrooms, black beans have a velvety texture, yet hold their shape well during cooking.
Nutrition FactsServ. Size: 1/4 cups (45g), Servings: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories 150, Fat Cal. 0, Total Fat 0g (0%DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0%DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0%DV), Sodium 0mg (0%DV), Total carb. 28g (9%DV), Fiber 11g (44%DV), Sugars 0g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A (0%DV), Vitamin C (0%DV), Calcium (8%DV), Iron (20%DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet