The "white pea bean" was such a popular food on early naval vessels it became known as the navy bean. They are most often used when making pork and beans or baked beans. Most always found in minestrone soup. They can be substituted well for great northern beans or baby limas. They are also good in salads. They can be soaked overnight to achieve tenderness. A versatile bean that is great for long-term food storage.
Shelf life estimates are based on industry studies from sources deemed reputable. Since Rainy Day Foods has no control over individual storage practices, they must disclaim any liability or warranty for particular results.
Shelf Life: Should be stored in cool dark place- optimum condition is 60 degrees or less- for longer storage. Storing properly in our enameled cans and Super pail buckets, product may store 25 years. Bulk products need to be repackaged for long term storage.
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Ingredients: Small white beans.
Directions: For overnight soaking, cover each cup of beans with 3 cups water and let stand overnight or 12 hours. For quicker results, add dry beans to boiling water boiling 2 minutes and let stand for 1 hour. In cooking, use same water. Cover and simmer slowly in water until beans are tender, about 2 hours. Add more water if necessary. Season with salt, pepper, onion, or garlic. Cooking tips: to keep skin from bursting, simmer gently and stir as little as possible. Add 1/8 tsp. baking soda per cup of beans to shorten cooking time in hard water. Do not add tomatoes, lemon juice, wine, or vinegar until beans are almost tender as they delay softening.
Servings per Container:
#10 can: 90 oz. (2551g) 24 servings
#10 case: 144 servings
Bulk: 25 lbs (11.34kg) 106 servings
Bulk: 50 lbs (22.68kg) 212 servings
6 Gallon Super Pail Bucket: 45 lbs (20.41kg) 191 servings