Great Northern beans are an excellent source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other beans. When combined with whole grains such as brown rice, navy beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. But this is far from all navy beans have to offer. Navy beans are a very good source of folate and manganese and a good source of protein and vitamin B1 as well as the minerals phosphorus, copper, magnesium and iron.
These white beans are perfect for making baked beans or a hearty bean soup.