Organic Cannellini Beans
Organic Cannellini Beans are white kidney beans with a mild, nutty flavor and smooth, tender texture. They are extremely popular in Italian cuisine. Also known as "Italian white kidney beans" or "fasolia beans," they resemble kidney beans in size and shape, but are creamy off-white in color.
Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Soak beans overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours until tender.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Organic cannellini beans.
Organic cannellini beans are white kidney beans, also known as "Italian white kidney beans". They are medium sized — about 1/2 inch long-and kidney shaped. Cannellini beans hold their shape well when cooked thanks to their tough seed coat and boast a creamy interior with a mild, pleasantly nutty flavor. Cannellini beans are popular in Italian cuisine, appearing in dishes such as minestrone, pasta e fagioli soup and a common stewed bean side dish with garlic and rosemary.
Cannellini beans are members of the larger family of legumes, plants used for their edible seeds and pods that boast a high nutrient density with low-maintenance production and storage. They contain high levels of protein, essential minerals and fiber while maintaining a low level of fats.
The famous soup of Tuscany ribollita means “re-boiled”. Among the essential ingredients are leftover vegetables, bread and of course cannellini beans. Cooking the beans a day ahead will create a richer bean broth that is desirable for the soup’s flavor and texture. Use up just about any veggies on hand to make this delicious, hearty meal in a bowl.