Beans

In Kenya beans are not just BEANS! Consumers know their bean variety and preference. Our market prices are private sector market prices and are the prices consumers pay.

Yellow Beans (A greenish bean) alias Kathika (Kenya), Soya Njano (Tanzania).  Yellow Beans is commonly found in Africa countries, the bean is tasty and does not give gas.  While greatly lacking in color when cooked the bean is an increasing great meat supplement in domestic household consumption. Yellow Beans fetches the highest prices.  Retail Ksh124($1.24)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh114($1.14), 90Kg Bag Ksh10,250($10.25).  RATIN reports  wholesale prices/kg at Kenya, Mombasa Ksh100($1.0), Uganda, Masindi, Ksh70($0.70),  Tanzania, Dar, Ksh87($0.87), Rwanda, Ruhengeri, Ksh60($0.60), Burundi, Gitega, Ksh92($0.92), South Sudan, Juba, Ksh222($2.22).  Farmgain reports Uganda wholesale prices/kg at, Owino, and Kisenyi Ksh100($1.00)/kg, Nakawa, and Kalerwe, Ksh103($1.03), Mbarara, and Masaka, Ksh103($1.03), Mbaale and Soroti Ksh103($1.03).

Mwitemani, Sura Baya (Kenya), Lukupa (Zambia), Iris (Zimbabwe), Pinto (USA), Romano (Turkey), is a cream bean with black strips that is very popular for Githeri (cooked mixture of maize and beans).  The bean is very popular especially in Western Kenya as it is very tasty and is very popular with individuals with sensitive stomachs.  Mwitemani Retail Price Ksh94($0.94)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh88($0.88)/kg, Ksh7,900($79)/90kg bag. Kenya Ministry of Agriculture reports 90kgs bag prices of Nairobi, Ksh7,200($72.00), Nakuru Ksh7,200($72.00), Mombasa Ksh7,420($74.2), Eldoret Ksh9,000($90), Isiolo Ksh7,400($74), Kajiado Ksh6,800($68), Loitoktok Ksh8,000($80.00), Kitale Ksh5,200($52), Meru Ksh6,700($67), Embu, Ksh5,000($50), Isiolo Ksh7,400($74),. Other prices/kg include Ethiopia, Addis, Ksh51($0.51). United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports Nebraska, Wyoming, Ksh6($0.61), North Dakota, Minnesota Ksh2.7($0.027).

Nyayo Beans (Long Red Speckled) alias Nambale, NABE 19, NABE 4, K132 (Uganda), Maluwa (Malawi), Kabanima (Tanzania), Lyambai (Zambia), Royal Bacara (Zimbabwe).  Nyayo beans is an all season bean and is the most popular bean variety in restaurants, and small size food vendors.  Nyayo bean is highly favored due to it rich red color when cooked with maize, along with it’s rich red stew. The Nyayo beans are mostly imported from Uganda and Tanzania.  Nyayo Beans Retail Ksh110($1.10)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh100($1.00)/kg; 90Kg Bag Ksh9,000($90.0); Kenya Ministry of Agriculture reports a wholesale price/90kg bag at Nairobi, Ksh9,800($98).  RATIN reports wholesale prices/kg at South Sudan Juba, Ksh216.2($2.16), Burundi, Ngozi Ksh65($0.65), DRC, Kolwezi, Ksh117($1.17).  Rwanda, Kimironko, Ksh68($0.68), Tanzania, Dar Ksh78($0.78), Mbeya, Ksh52($0.52).  Farmgain Africa reports wholesale prices/kg, Owino Ksh85.44($0.85), Nakawa, Ksh94.28($94), Lira, Ksh73($0.73)/kg. Ethiopia, Addis, Ksh83($0.83)/kg.

Saitoti Beans (medium, red mottled) alias NABE-17 (Uganda), Lyambai (Zambia), Napilira (Malawi) Bilfa Uyole (Tanzania); Very popular with hotels and restaurants, and a favorite in household consumption. Saitoti bean shares similar features with Nyayo beans however it is characterized by being shorter Nyayo bean. Saitoti Beans Retail Ksh110($1.10)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh98($0.98)/kg; 90Kg Bag Ksh8,820($88.2); Kenya Ministry of Agriculture does not reports the price for this commodity. AHCX reports price/kg at; Ksh76($0.76).

 

Rosecoco Beans (Pink  or Brown Red Speckled /Cranberry Beans) alias Kayewa (Uganda) Kabulanketi (Tanzania); Popular in restaurant and household consumption, as it does not give gas.  The bean has similar features to Saitoti, but is pinkish in color. Rosecoco Beans Retail Ksh124($1.24)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh117($1.17)/kg; 90Kg Bag Ksh10,500($105); Kenya Ministry of Agriculture reports a 90kg Bag at Nairobi, Ksh8,600($0.86), Nakuru Ksh9,000($90), Mombasa, Ksh7,800($78.00), Eldoret, Ksh8,100($81), Kisumu, Ksh9,600($96), Isiolo, Ksh8,500($85)/kg, Kisii, Ksh8,533($85.3), Busia, Ksh8,100($81.00), Kajiado, Ksh7,000($70), Kitale Ksh7,000($70), Meru, Ksh6,700($67), Taveta, Ksh6,300($63). Farmgain reports price per Kg, Owino, Kisenyi, Masaka, and Mubende, Ksh79.55 ($0.79)/kg, Nakawa, and Kalerwa Ksh82.5($0.82).

Wairimu Bean (Long Red beans); alias Uyole 96 (Tanzania), Red Wollayta (Ethiopia) Famous of its rich red color in Githeri (cooked mixture of maize and beans) and Madondo (beans stew).  The Wairimu beans are mostly imported from Uganda and Tanzania. There are two Wairimu beans variety the shinny polished variety popularly know as Wairimu Royal. The ordinary variety is currently selling at Retail Ksh94($0.94)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh83($0.83)/kg; 90Kg Bag Ksh7,500($75).  RATIN reports wholesale prices/kg at South Sudan, Juba Ksh190($1.90)/kg, DRC, Kolwezi, Ksh117($1.17), RW, Rubavu, Ksh70($0.70), Gitega, BI, Ksh54($0.51)/kg,  Uganda, Lira and Kasese, Ksh76($0.76)/kg, Tanzania, Iringa, Ksh73($0.73).  AHCX reports price/kg, Malawi, Lilongwe, Ksh76($0.76).  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports Colorado, Nebraska Ksh3.9($0.039).

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Kikara/Kakunzu or Sugar Bean – (Kenya), Kholophethe, Nyati Red (Malawi), Golden Starlite (Zimbabwe), Masavu/NABE11 (Uganda) is a white/cream maroon stripped bean often mistaken for Mwitemani. Sugar beans are imported from Uganda into the Kenyan market.  Retail Price Ksh100($1.00)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh94($0.94)/kg, Ksh8,770($87.7)/90kg bag. ACE Malawi reports price/kg at, Malawi, Phalombe,Mwk373/kg, Ksh52($0.52)/kg.

 

Mwezi-Moja; alias Kabulangeti (Zambia) is a purple bean, and as the names (one month in swahili) indicates the bean matures very quickly.   Mwezi-Moja is popular for fresh maize Githeri (cooked mixture of maize and beans) and Madondo (beans stew) as it takes a shorter time to cook in comparison to other beans. Retail Price Ksh94($0.94)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh90($0.90)/kg, Ksh8,100($81.00)/90kg bag.  The Kenya Ministry of Agriculture reports price/90kg Bag at, Nairobi, Ksh6,500($65), Nakuru Ksh7,200($72), Meru, Ksh7,000($70), Taveta, Ksh7,000($70), Kitui, Ksh8,100($81)/kg.

 

White Butter Beans popularly know as Noe White in Kenya. Butter beans are grown in Kenya in Nanyuki, and some parts of Kitui. Butter beans are not grown much because they are crawling beans that decrease other crop yield when intercropped. Butter Beans varieties are white, brown,purple or black bean, that is popular for bean stew, it takes a shorter time to cook in comparison to other beans. Retail Price Ksh180($1.80)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh170($1.70)/kg, Ksh17,000($170)/100kg bag.

 

Black Butter Beans popularly know as Noe Black in Kenya. Butter beans are grown in Kenya in Nanyuki, and some parts of Kitui. Butter beans are not grown much because they are crawling beans that decrease other crop yield when inter-cropped. Black Noe is increasing becoming very popular because it is tasty and lacks of an after taste in comparison to the white noe. Retail Price Ksh180($1.80)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh170($1.70)/kg, Ksh17,000($170)/100kg bag.

 

Njugu Mawe (Swahili),  Tsimbade (Luyha), Monkey Nut, Bambara Nut, Okpa (Igbo), Epa-Roro (Yoruba).  While a nut, it is regarded as not to be a nut but a legume, and is rich in protein.  Njugu Mawe is a traditional healthy food, that is highly nutritious often cooked with maize (both fresh, dry, or dehusked maize).  Health benefits include reducation of anaemia, as it boost the blood cell producation. The prices are Retail Ksh180($1.80)/kg, Wholesale Ksh170($1.70)/kg, or Ksh17,000($170)/100kgs bag.

Gachuma/Kachuma Bean (Kenya), alias;  Naser (Ethiopia);  Very similar to Kituru/Gituru bean but is small round deep red kidney bean its small size and polished look sets it apart.  Retail Price Ksh78($0.78)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh70($0.70)/kg, Ksh6,300($62.63)/90kg bag.Gachuma/Kachuma Bean (Kenya), alias;  Naser (Ethiopia);  Very similar to Kituru/Gituru bean but is small round deep red kidney bean its small size and polished look sets it apart. This bean is season and may not be available all the time like the Nyayo bean.  Retail Price Ksh100($1.00)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh94($0.94)/kg, Ksh8,460($84.6)/90kg bag.  Kenya Ministry of Agriculture reports a price/90kg bag, at Nairobi, Ksh8,100($81), Kisumu, Ksh9,600($96), Nakuru, Ksh7,200($72), Kajiado, Ksh, 8,000 ($80), Kitale, Ksh5,200($52), Taveta, Ksh8,100($81).  RATIN reports wholesale prices/kg South Sudan Juba, Ksh216($2.16), DRC,Uvira Likasi , Ksh85($0.84)/kg.  Rwanda, Ruhengeri Ksh70($0.70), Tanzania, Arusha Ksh86($0.86)/kg.  Other Markets reports, Turkey Ksh206($2.06)/kg, Ethiopia, Addis, Ksh55($0.55)/kg.  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports Washington, Idaho, Ksh2.6($0.26), Michigan, Ksh3($0.03).

 
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Gituru-Canadian-Wonder6Web-150x150.jpgGituru alias; Kituru or Canadian Wonder Bean (Kenya), Urafiki (Tanzania); Sapatsika (Malawi)   Deep Red, Shiny long kidney bean, often mistaken for  Wairimu Royal; however it’s distinct tastes, long size and polished look sets it apart.  Retail Price Ksh114($1.14)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh107($1.07)/kg, Ksh9,630($96.3)/90kg bag. Kenya Ministry of Agriculture reports a price/90kg bag, at Nairobi, Ksh8,100($81), Isiolo, Ksh8,500($85), Nakuru, Ksh7,200($72), Embu, Ksh, 5,000 ($50), Kitale, Ksh5,200($52), Taveta, Ksh8,100($81).  RATIN reports wholesale prices/kgSouth Sudan Juba, Ksh216($2.16), DRC,Uvira Likasi , Ksh85($0.85)/kg.  Rwanda, Ruhengeri Ksh70.5($0.70), Tanzania, Arusha Ksh86($0.86)/kg.  Other Markets reports, Turkey Ksh206($2.06)/kg, Ethiopia, Addis, Ksh55($0.55)/kg.United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota Ksh4($0.04).
 

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