About Navy/ Haricot Beans
Nvy Haricut Beans (Pea Beans)
Haricot beans are small, oval, plump and creamy-white with a mild flavour and smooth, buttery texture. In the US, they are known as navy beans and are the classic ingredient in Boston baked beans. Haricot beans are widely used in the cooking of countries such as France, Spain, Portugal and South America. With little flavour of their own, they absorb other aromas and flavours easily, which makes them popular beans to use in bean salads, vegetable soups, slow-cooked dishes such as cassoulet or bean purées.
· The beans are rich in protein, folic acid, iron, B complex, and magnesium,so they are an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
· Combined with whole grains such as rice, navy beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein
· Dried haricot beans, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only can they help lower cholesterol, they are also of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal.
· Dried beans also provide good to excellent amounts of four important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein--all with virtually no fat.
· Haricot beans, like other legumes, are rich in soluble fiber
· They are a good source of potassium, which may decrease the growth and development of blood vessel plaques and is also good for lowering high blood pressure.
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