This ready-to-eat food startup relies on inspiration from traditional recipes

A Dozen Cousins offers a line of modernized ready-to-eat beans inspired by traditional Black and Latino recipes from throughout the Americas.

This ready-to-eat food startup relies on inspiration from traditional recipes
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A Dozen Cousins offers a line of modernized ready-to-eat beans inspired by traditional African American, Creole, and Latino recipes. And in honor of Black History Month, the brand is launching a new, limited-edition Creole Red Bean variety on Feb. 10. These Louisiana-style beans are slow simmered with bell peppers and spices, and in keeping with the rest of the company's mission to encourage better eating habits with nutrient-dense ingredients, the product is vegan and gluten-free.

DIVERSE FOODS WITH SHARED ORIGINS

Our products are inspired by traditional Black and Latino recipes from throughout the Americas. For hundreds of years, African, Spanish and Indigenous peoples mixed and interacted - creating dozens of sub-cultures and leaving behind a thread that connects the food, art, and music of this region.

MADE WITH THE BEST INGREDIENTS

We use wholesome, easy-to-recognize ingredients like beans, vegetables and nutrient dense avocado oil while avoiding GMO's and artificial flavors. We want to make sure that we are all around long enough to enjoy time with our grandkids, and we believe that starts with a diet that is heavy on real food and light on junk.

WE'RE ON A MISSION

to inspire families of all backgrounds to eat better food and live longer more vibrant lives. Unfortunately, there are many people that need a little extra help towards that goal. Americans living in under-served communities face real obstacles to living a healthy lifestyle. As a result, they are at far greater risk for obesity, diabetes and other diet-related illnesses. In order to help reverse this trend, we provide an annual grant and volunteer support to non-profit organizations that are working to eliminate socio-economic health disparities in the US.Learn more about our Mission & Social Impact