- Folate – aids energy metabolism; reduces cancer risk; helps synthesize and repair DNA
- Copper – takes part in energy productions; improves bone health
- Dietary fiber – enhances digestion; lowers “bad” cholesterol levels; reduces colon cancer risk
- Manganese – supports the systems of the body: nervous, endocrine, immune; boosts bone density
Look for whole beans without cracks and traces of insect damage. Also, make sure that there is no moisture inside the package.
Dried navy beans can be stored up to a year in a cool, dark and dry place. To store cooked navy beans, put them in a container and keep in the fridge. They will be fresh for up to three days.