Pronounced: | can-a-leen-ee been |
Cannellini beans are a popular variety of white beans from in central and southern Italy, and are related to kidney beans.
Taste: These large beans have a nutty flavor
How to eat: Cannellini beans are firm and hold their shape well so they often used in soups, stews, salads, and other healthy dishes. Good alternatives are Northern beans or white navy beans.
In season: These beans are available year round.
Math: 1 cup dried beans = 2-1/2 cups cooked beans
Liquid per cup of legume: 3 cups
Cooking time: 60 – 90 minutes
Soak: for at least four hours or overnight.
Health Benefits of Cannellini Beans
Cannellini beans are one of those beans with the lowest glycemic index (GI) rating, which is related to regulating blood sugar levels and preventing diabetes.
These beans are also high in molybdenum, a trace element that plays an important role in breaking down waste products and toxins in the body, thus necessary for optimal health.