What are the types of white beans? (2024)

What Are White Beans?

White beans as a category includes navy beans, great northern beans, cannellini beans, baby lima beans, butter beans, garbanzo beans, pinto beans, etc. These are the most popular types of white beans (cooked white beans), however each type has its own unique peculiarities and features. Essentially the main difference is the origin of these beans.

The Benefits of White Beans

White bean is a rich source of nutritional value and protein, are gluten-free and contains a lot of dietary fiber, potassium and complex carbohydrates, besides that white beans are very rich in folate iron and copper. White beans have many different health benefits and play a big role in nutrient transport, muscle building and hormone production.

This is due to their rich nutrient content. We are going to explain some of the benefits of white beans below.

Navy (Pea) Beans

White Navy Beans: navy beans have a white or a pale ivory color. These beans are the smallest of other white beans varieties. White Navy Beans were named for the maritime service since they have been a main food in the US Navy for more than 150 years. You can meet various names, including haricots or white pea beans. A mild flavor and soft texture is the main distinctive feature of white navy beans.

Great Northern Beans

Great Northern Beans: Great northern beans are medium-sized and thin-skinned beans compared to smaller white navy variety, however still smaller than cannellini type. Their flavor is light. When cooked great northern beans can perfectly hold their shape. Even better than white navy beans. Great northern beans are loved in France and are used basically for making traditional regional food dishes.

Cannellini Beans

Cannellini Beans: Cannellini beans are the most popular white bean in the South of Italy. Cannellini beans are oval and large in size with a creamy texture and nutty flavor. These beans are also called white kidney beans, which are used in different Mediterranean dishes.

What types of white beans does GoldExim export?

White beans both canned and dry are a nonperishable food especially when stored properly, and can be exported in bulk. Here at Gold Exim we export mainly white navy beans, as it is a most common type that is widely grown by Ukrainian farmers.

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