- — Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher
- — Very low in Saturated Fat and Sodium
- — Good source of Protein, Thiamin, Magnesium, Dietary Fiber, Folate, and Manganese
- — Rich in Phosphorus and Copper
Navy beans are a common type of bean hugely popular in the US. There are quite a few species of legumes with white seeds, and all of them can be called white beans. Organic White Beans from Food To Live are the so-called navy beans. They got this name from becoming a staple food for the US Navy.
Our dried white beans are pea-sized, which has given them another name “white pea beans”, and have a mild creamy flavor. They are very similar to cannellini beans, which can also be white. However, the navy kind is a bit smaller and softer when cooked.
Navy Beans Health Benefits
Organic Navy Beans from Food To Live is perfect for your heart and health in general. Like all legumes, they have a low glycemic index and help lower the levels of “bad” cholesterol. They are also rich in dietary fiber, which is connected to the lower risk of heart disease.
Navy beans protein is easy to digest, which makes this food equally valuable to bodybuilders and vegans. Due to the low level of calories and fats, you can include dry white beans even in a weight loss diet.
Dried Navy Beans: Nutrition Value
Food To Live Organic Navy Beans is sourced from environmentally conscious farmers and processed using top-notch technology to reduce the loss of nutrients. Every serving of cooked seeds provides you with healthy doses of Copper, Manganese, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1.
Your body will be able to absorb more of the non-heme iron from legumes if you consume it with some vitamin C. A white bean chili would be the perfect dish for maximizing your intake of the essential mineral.
How to Cook Navy Beans
Due to their popularity, every culture has its special navy beans recipe. One of the most popular in the US is the “southern style” beans. It’s white beans and ham recipe that requires you to cook seeds with meat, onion, and spices. Always pre-soak white beans for at least 4 hours, but overnight would be best.
If you are a vegan, you can make your New-Orleans style rice and beans dish by replacing the ham with celery and adding more flavorful spices. You should also try making some navy bean soup as this type of legume is perfect for such recipes.
A navy bean dip is an excellent party food choice as it’s healthy and tasty. This cooking ingredient absorbs the taste of spices without overpowering them, and you can use it for both sweet and savory recipes.
You can cook a batch of dried beans and keep them in the fridge for up to a week. This way, you’ll be able to add them to a salad, chili, or another dish whenever you need. Dry navy beans are more nutritious than the canned variety and are more versatile as a cooking ingredient.