Food to Live: Eat Well and Be Happy Food to Live is a company committed to making people happier by providing them with delicious food. We established this business with a purpose of making a change that would take our world one step closer to being a better place for us and our children. Food to Live delivers a variety of natural, organic and raw foods that can enable anyone to develop right eating habits. All our products can be included into a vegan diet
What Are White Beans?
The name white navy beans comes from the fact that this food has been used by the Navy and still remains one of the staple products there.
Food To Live Organic White Beans are a high-quality product made with extreme care. Our dried beans are sorted and monitored for quality to be sure that every seed in the package is perfect. They are tasty, nutritious, and perfect for making a rich bean soup.
White Beans: Types
Baby lima beans
White s beans
White northern beans
All of them are almost the same color and very similar in taste. However, baby lima are the smallest, while cannellini beans are the largest. Our White Navy Beans are approximately pea-sized. When cooked, they become rather creamy and soft, which makes them a good choice for soups and dips.
Benefits of Organic White Beans from Food to Live Dried white beans are an extremely helpful food by default. They are extremely low in fats, with half a cup of cooked seeds containing less than a gram of them. What few fats are there in white navy beans, they are unsaturated, which means they aren’t as harmful to the body.
Organic White Beans from Food To Live contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as give you a right dose of easily-digestible proteins. This food also has a low glycemic index, so it’s safe to include in almost all diets.
Flavonoids in the beans are potent antioxidants. Dried beans retain the majority of the seeds’ natural nutrients and they are just as good for you when cooked.
White Beans as a Source of Protein
White beans can become a great substitute for meat or just a good source of low-fat proteins for everyone. Vegans and vegetarians should consume them regularly as legumes make the basis of the protein-rich food group for these people.
Athletes and bodybuilders can consider replacing some of the meat in their meal plans with white beans as this product has a better calorie-to-nutrition ratio. Also, you can be sure that you’ll have some beans on hand at all times.
Half a cup of cooked white beans contains almost 8 grams of protein.
White Beans: Nutrition Breakdown
White beans are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, especially:
Even cooked dry white beans retain large amounts of these nutrients. Iron, in particular, is highly valuable as most people could do with more of this element in their diets. A cup of cooked navy beans provides almost a quarter of an adult man’s daily dose of the mineral.
Canned White Beans Vs. Dry: What’s Best
White beans usually come in two forms, canned and dried. Both have some advantages, but if you are looking for the healthiest option, you should definitely go with the latter. All canned products are full of chemicals that range from innocuous ingredients, such as salt and vinegar to potentially toxic preservatives.
Dried white beans are cheaper and can be flavored exactly as you like. Canned legumes are usually treated with rich seasonings that might not fit the recipe. The downside of dry produce is that it takes longer to cook.
With beans, in particular, you’ll have to soak them overnight and then cook for over an hour. If you are in a hurry, you can do ‘speed soaking’ by putting dry white beans in boiling-hot water and leaving them covered for 1-2 hours.
The biggest advantage of dry legumes is that they are much more versatile as a cooking ingredient. As long as you pre-plan your meals and cook a batch of beans beforehand, you’ll be able to turn them into a variety of sweet or sour dishes.
Enjoy Organic White Beans in Healthy Ways
One of the greatest things about dried white beans is that you can use them in a great variety of ways. Due to their naturally mild flavor, they will go equally well in a white bean chili or some sweet dessert.
You can start making a white beans dip for veggies. This would be a great thing for parties and generally a healthy way to make regularly bland foods much more delicious.
It’s the same for white bean hummus, which makes a great topping for vegan sandwiches.
You should definitely make some white bean flour to enjoy delicious, gluten-free baking. Making white bean flour is very easy. You just need to soak the beans overnight, dry them in an oven, and grind them into a fine meal.
If you are looking for a more ‘traditional’ white beans recipe, you can try making some baked beans. They are commonly included into an English breakfast. However, in America, this dish is more of an evening meal.
Making some white beans salad and soup should definitely be on your agenda. You can cook a large portion of beans on weekends and just mix them with fresh veggies to make a quick and healthy lunch.
Don’t forget to add some white beans to casseroles and stews to boost the levels of vitamins and minerals in them.
Vegan Creole Rice and Beans Recipe
The classic southern style white beans recipe is a definite ‘no’ for vegans and vegetarians, but the Creole are nothing if not culinary geniuses. Therefore, there is a southern recipe for white beans served with rice that also tastes extremely good and will make a filling plant-based dinner.
1 pound dried white beans (soaked overnight)
2 ribs celery
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 green pepper
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Tabasco
Salt to taste
Rinse the beans, put them in a pan filled with water and bring to a boil.
Add finely diced vegetables and spices. Let simmer until beans turn soft and add water whenever necessary.
Serve the beans on a bed of cooked rice. You can choose any type of rice for this recipe. Basmati with its rich flavor would go especially well with spiced legumes.
Tip: Always add salt last when you are cooking legumes as it makes them harder and thus increases the boiling time.
Dried White Beans: Storage Guide
If the dried beans are of high quality and stored in an airtight container, they can keep almost indefinitely. If you keep them in the freezer, they won’t spoil at all, unless the temperature fluctuates and they get re-frozen several times. This would reduce the nutritional value of the product. Therefore, you should only cook small portions of frozen white beans and eat them right away.
The most important rule to remember when dealing with white beans is to keep them dry . In case you get the beans wet for some reason, dry them in an oven and let them cool completely before repacking the legumes into an airtight container.
Due to their extensive shelf life and ability to retain nutrients for many years to come, dried white beans can be bought in bulk.
Snacks for Everyone At Food to Live, we offer a wide range of products that aims to meet every person’s needs and tastes. Some of our product lines are dedicated to raw foods that can replace junk food we are so used to snacking on in the middle of the day.
With our delicious raw nuts and seeds, as well as dried fruits, you can turn your quick snack into a real power boost that will charge you with essential nutrients. It will help you get into a good mood as not only are these things delicious.
Delicious amp; Nutritious Seeds, Legumes, and Spices
Food to Live caters to everyone who wants to add healthy products to any of their meals. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or an omnivore, our seeds and legumes would fit right into your daily menu.
The wide selection of Food to Live spices would help you add some flavor to any dish. Experiment with them to promote the growth and development of your culinary talent.
Superfoods for the Extra Boost
More and more people in America discover the benefits of superfoods, which are both delicious and extremely good for you. Food to Live offers a selection of these products that you can incorporate into your diet easily.
Whether you are seeking an extra boost of protein from hemp seeds or fiber and omega fatty acids from chia seeds, we have it all. We understand that weight management is currently a major problem in America and offer products that would help you gain control over your body shape.