Navy Beans Nutrition

Navy Beans Nutrition

Navy beans are small white beans that got its name from its time as a staple ingredient of the US Navy, according to the website World’s Healthiest Foods
Nutrition — Dry
One serving of dry navy beans, cooked without salt, contains 255 calories, 1 g fat, no cholesterol or sodium, 48 g carbohydrates, 19 g fiber, 1 g sugar and 15 grams of protein, according to the website Nutrition Data.
Nutrition — Canned
A serving of canned navy beans contains 296 calories, one gram fat, no cholesterol, almost half of the daily recommended intake of sodium, 54 g carbohydrates, 13 g fiber, 1 g sugar and 20 g of protein, according to Nutrition Data.
Benefits
Navy beans are very high in fiber and are a good source of folate, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, thiamin and iron, according to World’s Healthiest Foods.
Preparation
Soak the beans for eight hours (or boil for two minutes, remove them from the heat and let them stand, covered, for two hours), drain, rinse, add water and cook them, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about an hour according to world’s healthiest Foods.
Fun Fact
The US Senate restaurant “Senate Bean Soup” every day. The soup combines dried navy beans with smoked ham hocks, according to the Senate website.

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