Preto black turtle beans Medium-sized beans, silky black on the outside and creamy on the inside. It has a delicate and dense texture, a sweet taste with a slight bitterness and a pleasant berry aroma. Preto beans are very popular in Latin American cuisine — they are used in meat and vegetable dishes, in soups and soup mixes, in stews, salads, as well as in fried form. This bean is the basis of Brazilian cuisine, Brazilians prepare from it "feijoada" - the main national dish. Black Preto beans are known by various names. The most popular — Black Turtle (Black turtle). In many countries, it is called simply Black beans (in Spanish Frijol negro, in Portuguese Feijao preto). Do not confuse Preto with Black Kidney beans. They taste different and are prepared in different ways.