It is one of the oldest foods known to man, has been an important part of the human diet for thousands of years.
It is among the first domesticated food plants and then cultured.
The common bean cultivation began about 7000 years ago before the common era. in southern Mexico and Guatemala.
The black beans are produced in Guatemala in the areas of Jalapa, Jutiapa, Chiquimula and Petén.
The Black Bean production is 3 times per year.
The beans have a high protein content and fiber, being also an excellent source of minerals.