What is White Navy Bean?

Navy beans are also known as Haricot or Pearl Haricot Bean, Boston Bean, White Pea Bean or Pea bean.

They are ivory–coloured, small, with a slightly flattened oval shape. They are smaller than many other types of white beans. They are less mealy and more mildly flavoured and retain their nutritive value even when canned. Like most beans, they are a cultivar of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris.

Culinary Use of Navy Beans (Haricot Beans)

Navy beans are widely used in USA, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal and South America. They have a mild flavour and are able to absorb other flavours so are used in bean salads, soups and stews, pies, slow-cooked dishes such as cassoulet or bean purées.

Most commercial baked beans are made from Haricot Beans (Navy Beans) and sold in Cans. Navy beans are also used in Canada’s Quebec-style beans and Boston baked beans.

They can be used in recipes that call for Great Northern or white beans.

Nutrition of Navy Beans (Haricot Beans)

100g Raw Navy Beans: contain 340 calories and the following: (BulkBarn)

  • Carbohydrates: 60g (Sugar 0g, Fibre 15g)
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • RDA for Minerals: Calcium: 20% and Iron: 70%

Here is my favourite go-to you tube video on cooking Navy Beans


Tongues of Fire, Pinto and White Navy Mean

myfavouritepastime.com Last Updated: 20 September 2018

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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