Navy Beans

Navy Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) also known as Pea Beans or Small White Beans originate from Italy and are prized for their smooth texture and nutty flavor. The Navy Bean got its current popular name because it was a staple food of the United States Navy in the early 20th century. Navy beans are small, pea-sized beans that are creamy white in color. They are mild-flavored beans that are dense and smooth. Like other common beans, navy beans are one of 13,000 species of the family of legumes that produce edible pods. Combined with whole grains such as rice, navy beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein.