This is another category of the general White Beans. You may also hear them referred to as the white kidney bean. This particular white bean is oval-shaped with a thin skin and mild flavor some have even called nut-like. In the United Kingdom this is basically the same as the Great Northern Bean. They are available dried or canned.
Cannellini beans can easily be substituted in recipes calling for Navy Beans or even Great Northern Beans because of their versatility. Where you aware that they are a staple in minestrone soups, fagioli’s, and salads? Fresh cannellini beans are usually harvested when dry which aids to their long shelf life.
When using fresh cannellini beans, it is best to soak them as the package directs, just the same as you would other dry beans. This helps to remove compounds that can cause gastric distress. Keep in mind when adding dried cannellini beans to recipes that they will double in size.
Perhaps it’s time to get the pot ready and add cannellini beans and other varieties, spices, and seasonings. You’ll have a delicious, healthy bean stew that will tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy!
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