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Great northern beans

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What are great northern beans?

Great Northern Beans are a delicately flavored white bean related to the kidney bean and the pinto bean. They are typically grown in the Midwestern US, though some people may grow and harvest them elsewhere.

Depending upon where you live, you may find them available canned or dried. Though called a white bean, the color of Great Northern Beans tends toward cream and some say they look similar in shape, albeit smaller, to lima beans.

Beans are certainly one of the best foods available. A cup of Great Northern Beans contains 14.7 grams of protein, and 12.4 grams of dietary fiber. These beans are also excellent sources of iron,magnesium and folate, and they have a scant 200 calories per cup.

They can really bulk up the nutritional value of anything to which they’re added, and when they are combined with brown rice, they form a complete protein.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (262g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 298Calories from Fat 9
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.0g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 55.1g 18%
Dietary Fiber 13g 51%
Sugars ~
Protein 19.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 14% Iron 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Great northern beans are usually found in the canned goods section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Great northern beans are a member of the Legumes and Legume Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do great northern beans weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup 262 grams

Legumes and Legume Products

In Chinese:大北豆
British (UK) term:
en français:haricots Great Northern
en español:frijoles grandes del norte

Recipes using great northern beans

There are 58 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Quick Bacon Baked Beans

Quick Bacon Baked Beans

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A "quick" kicked-up slow cooker or CrockPot baked beans recipe. Starting with canned baked beans and augmented with two more kinds of beans, bacon, and onions, get this recipe on the table in record time.

5 Bean Soup

5 Bean Soup

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5 Bean Soup recipe


Carlene's Baked Beans

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A simple yet taste baked beans that only uses 4 ingredients.


Soundstage Great Northern Bean Soup

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Soundstage Great Northern Bean Soup recipe


Most Delicious White Chili

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Most Delicious White Chili recipe


Vegan Eggplant Parm Stew

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This would probably be really good with cauliflower or zucchini instead of eggplant.


Black & White Bean Vegetable Chili

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Black and White Bean Vegetable Chili recipe


Easy Low-Fat Chili

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If you're looking for a healthy alternative to chili, this simple and easy to understand recipe is for you!


Jalapeño Chicken White Chili

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Jalapeño Chicken White Chili recipe

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