Cannellini Beans

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Cannellini Beans Cannellini Beans:Cannellini Beans are white kidney beans, also known as “Italian white kidney beans” or “fasolia beans.” They are medium sized--about 1/2 inch long—and kidney shaped, with a tough seed coat. This specific variety is very popular in Italian cuisine, appearing dishes such as minestrone, pasta e fagioli soup and the common stewed bean side dish with garlic and rosemary.

This bean was originally cultivated in Argentina by Italian immigrants and was later taken back to Italy, where they are now grown commercially.

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.

Believed to have originated in Peru, beans were spread through trade throughout South and Central America, later being introduced to Europe in the 15th century by Spanish explorers. Known as a high-quality, inexpensive source of protein and nutrition, they have become diet staples in many cultures and are now widely produced in Asia, Europe and North America.

    Cannellini Beans Facts:
  • Cannellini beans are related to kidney beans
  • Cannellini beans are also called "white kidney beans"
  • They have a firm texture and skin
  • Popular in Tuscan and other Italian cuisine
  • Basic ingredient of minestrone
  • High in protein and fiber and low in fat
  • Cannellini beans are most commonly found dried
Nutritional data per 100g dried Cannellini:

  • Alanine - 0.988 g
  • Arginine - 1.460 g
  • Ash - 3.83 g
  • Aspartic acid - 2.852 g
  • Calcium, Ca - 143 mg
  • Carbohydrate, by difference - 60.01 g
  • Copper, Cu - 0.958 mg
  • Cystine - 0.256 g
  • Energy - 1393 kj
  • Energy - 333 kcal
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated - 0.064 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated - 0.457 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated - 0.120 g
  • Fiber, total dietary - 24.9 g
  • Folate, DFE - 394 mcg_DFE
  • Folate, food - 394 mcg
  • Folate, total - 394 mcg
  • Glutamic acid - 3.595 g
  • Glycine - 0.920 g
  • Histidine - 0.656 g
  • Iron, Fe - 8.20 mg
  • Isoleucine - 1.041 g
  • Leucine - 1.882 g
  • Lysine - 1.618 g
  • Magnesium, Mg - 140 mg
  • Manganese, Mn - 1.021 mg
  • Methionine - 0.355 g
  • Niacin - 2.060 mg
  • Pantothenic acid - 0.780 mg
  • Phenylalanine - 1.275 g
  • Phosphorus, P - 407 mg
  • Phytosterols - 127 mg
  • Potassium, K - 1406 mg
  • Proline - 1.000 g
  • Protein - 23.58 g
  • Riboflavin - 0.219 mg
  • Selenium, Se - 3.2 mcg
  • Serine - 1.282 g
  • Sodium, Na - 24 mg
  • Sugars, total - 2.23 g
  • Thiamin - 0.529 mg
  • Threonine - 0.992 g
  • Total lipid (fat) - 0.83 g
  • Tryptophan - 0.279 g
  • Tyrosine - 0.664 g
  • Valine - 1.233 g
  • Vitamin B-6 - 0.397 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) - 0.22 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) - 19.0 mcg
  • Water - 11.75 g
  • Zinc, Zn - 2.79 mg
  • Dried Cannellini Beans
    Dried Cannellini Beans

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