Preparation, uses, and tips
Before cooking, soak the beans for 8 hours and pressure cook for 20 minutes, or simmer on
the stove for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. After cooking with savory spices, Great Northern beans can be
puréed into a delicious soup, sauce, or pâté. 1 cup of dried Great Northern
beans yields approximately 2 1/2 cups of cooked beans.
Like the smaller navy bean, Great Northern
beans are related to kidney beans and pinto beans. Most Great Northern beans eaten in the
United States are grown in the Midwest.
Great Northern beans, 1 cup (177g) (boiled)
Total Fat: 0.79g
*Excellent source of: Iron (3.7mg), Magnesium (88.5mg), and Folate (181 mcg)
*Good source of: Calcium (120mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular
nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good
source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily