Also known as Boston beans, pea beans and haricots, navy beans are a variety of the common bean, Pheseolus vulgaris. The name "navy" bean was coined by the United States Navy as they have been a staple food for sailors since the mid-1800's. With a oval, slightly flattened shape, navy beans are smaller than most other types of white beans. They have a mild flavor and are dense and smooth when cooked making them ideal for absorbing other flavors of ingredients in a recipe. They are most commonly used to make baked beans, soups and chili. Nutritionally, white beans are the most abundant plant-based source of phosphatidylserine (PS) which is a component of the cell membrane that plays a key role in cell cycle signaling. Navy beans also contain high levels of apigenin, ferulic acid, p-coumaric acid and saponin which is said to have properties that lower total cholesterol as well as antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
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Suggested Storage: The product shelf life of navy beans is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. They should be stored under cool, dry conditions in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 12 months from the date of manufacture.
Note: This is a raw agricultural product. Despite the use of modern cleaning equipment, it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. Please examine this product before cooking. This product is intended to be cooked before consumption. The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.