The Official beans of Taste of the South

Since its start in 1923, New Orleans-based Camellia Brand has become the trusted choice for top-of-the-line dried beans, peas, and lentils. Founded by the Hayward family who still owns and operates the company today, Camellia Brand’s strict quality standards mean you can count on every bag being the best on the market. 

WHY WE COOK WITH IT

Camellia Brand is often asked what makes their dried beans special, and the answer is easy: quality. The Haywards’ commitment to quality goes beyond basic USDA requirements resulting in a truly superior product. For almost a century, Southerners and beyond have counted on Camellia Brand beans to fill their pots for iconic dishes like Monday night red beans and rice or big Dutch ovens of lima beans stewed with a ham hock, and there’s no question why. 

HOW WE COOK WITH IT

From hearty, soul-warming chili to red beans and rice with that signature touch of heat to field peas simmered on the stovetop, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy Camellia Brand products in your kitchen.