What Makes Elegant Beans Special?

In a world filled with highly processed, genetically modified and increasingly unhealthy food choices our delicious non-GMO heirloom and exotic dry beans stand out second to none. All of our beans are locally grown in the heart of California’s fertile central valley and come “grower direct to you.”  We grow all of our own beans and do not import any varieties. As a family-owned business that has been continuously farming in California since 1855, it has become our mission to provide the highest quality; most unique and delicious heirloom beans exactly the same as they were since 7000 B.C. Our beans have been passed down for generations and we provide a unique source for a large number of extinct varieties. Elegant Beans has won numerous awards, has been featured in many publications, and our beans are highlighted in some of the top restaurants in the country. Find out for yourself what all the buzz is about!


This ancient superfood is packed with nutrition, is low fat, high fiber, gluten free, and is a clear solution to our modern food woes. Learn more here at our blog, where we post about the health benefits of dried heirloom beans, recipes, relevant health news, and much more!



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Beans and the Paleo Misconception

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ve most likely heard of the hot new diet out there, the Paleo Diet. The premise is: “a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish,...


“As a natural chef and health coach I was immediately excited to try the Elegant Beans -5 pack mix of heirloom beans. Wow! These were the most fresh and delicious beans I have ever worked with and their unique flavors and textures came through in the end product. I’m now telling everyone about Elegant Beans! The 5-pack is a perfect gift especially as we head into the Fall and Holiday seasons.”
—Jennifer Caroff, natural chef and health coach, Berkeley CA