Dried Black Beans are a non-perishable food item.
Dried black beans do not need to be opened, but can be eaten from directly or added as an ingredient to other recipes.
Dried black beans can be eaten on their own but will provide the player with thirst and unhappiness. These effects can be countered by adding dried black beans to Soup, Stew, Rice, and Pasta.
Dried black beans can often be found in kitchen counters and shop shelves.
From items_food.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
Dried Black Beans
DisplayCategory = Food,
Weight = 2,
Type = Food,
DisplayName = Dried Black Beans,
Icon = DriedBlackBeans,
HungerChange = -60,
UnhappyChange = 40,
ThirstChange = 60,
Carbohydrates = 580,
Proteins = 199,
Lipids = 0,
Calories = 3084,
Packaged = TRUE,
EvolvedRecipe = Soup:10;Stew:10;RicePot:10;PastaPot:10,
FoodType = Vegetables,