Also Known As: Dot-Eye Bean and Yellow-Eyed China Bean.
Molasses face beans are related to the kidney bean. They are primarily ivory colored with tiny mustard colored markings surrounding the ‘eye’ on the inner seam of the bean. They are about 1/2 inch, oval shaped with a mild, almost sweet flavor and mealy texture. The
Molasses face bean had more of a white color than mustard color like the Stueben Yellow Eye beans. Although it is not yellow in color, this bean does have a multi-colored look, displaying reddish brown and black hues over a white background.
Much like a calypso bean in size and a spotted appearance, these beans keeps its coloring and shape after it is cooked, providing a mealy-textured oval-shaped bean for soups, stews, salads, and mixed vegetables.