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Great northern beans

What are great northern beans? About the ingredient great northern beans. Including 64 recipes with great northern beans, nutrition data, and where to find it.


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 USDA nutritional food group.

How much do great northern beans weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 262

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

Recipes using great northern beans

There are 58 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Crock Pot Baked Beans

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