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Navy Bean

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Navy Bean

Navy bean is a variety of common beans. It is particularly popular in the United Kingdom and the United States. It features in such dishes as baked beans and even pies, as well as in various soups such as Senate bean soup. 

Consumption of baked beans has been shown to lower total cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This might be at least partly explained by high saponin content of navy bean. Saponins also exhibit antibacterial and anti-fungal activity, and have been found to inhibit cancer cell growth. Furthermore, navy bean is the richest source of ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid among the common bean varieties. It is commonly known as the "Navy Bean" due to its use as a staple of United States Navy rations in the 19th century.

Navy bean varieties include

Great Northern
Rainy River
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