**Available in 20 lb., 4 gallon buckets, lined with 4.3 mil. Mylar bags, which are RE-SEALABLE.
White beans are super nutrient-dense, high in fiber, protein, iron, calcium, zinc, B vitamins and are naturally low in fat, which make them a great option for substituting fresh meat and dairy products. They are perfect for soups, stews, chili, salads, side dishes, dips and hummus, salsas and even veggie burgers. One half cup contains about 115 calories and 8 grams of fiber, and because they digest slowly, they satisfy hunger for a long time, making them a fantastic storage food and a great staple for the calorie-conscious! Beans will store 25 to 30 years if stored properly.
For food-storage purposes studies recommend about 60 – 80 lbs. of beans/legumes per year, per person. It’s good to have a variety of beans and legumes… pinto beans, black beans, white beans, split peas and lentils, among others.
White, or “Navy” beans have the most abundant plant-based source of phosphatidylserine (PS) yet known. Phosphatidylserine covers and protects the cells in your brain and carries messages between them. It plays an important role in keeping your mind and memory sharp. White beans also contain notably high levels of apigenin, which have strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-aging properties. When combined with grain they supply essential amino acids. Consumption of baked beans has been shown to lower total cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The body uses the carbohydrates in legumes slowly, over time, providing steady energy for the body, brain, and nervous system. Eating more legumes as part of a healthy diet can help lower blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, and other heart disease and diabetes risks.
(For great white bean recipes, see https://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/pretty-much-everything-you-can-do-with-white-beans-gallery )
FOOD STORAGE RECOMMENDATION: 60-80 lbs. of legumes per adult per year (good to have a mix… pintos, white, black beans, split peas, lentils, etc.). Our 4-gallon heavy-duty stackable square buckets are strongly recommended for storage purposes!! They are lined with air-tight RE-SEALABLE 5 ml Mylar bags and have Oxygen Pack inserts to keep them fresh, delicious, and pest-free for up to 30 years!
AVAILABLE IN: 4 gallon long-term storage Mylar/bucket with re-sealable 4.3 mil. Mylar liner (approx. 20 lbs.)
If you have any questions please call and we will be so happy to help!
*Re-Sealable (so… use it up as you go!)
The Mylar is heat-sealed (which makes the bag re-sealable). The sealed Mylar will stay air-tight if it’s not punctured. Because it is re-sealable you can snip a corner off the bag, pour out as much product as you’ll use in the next few months, then quickly* re-seal the Mylar and send your food back into long-term storage. The oxygen pack should continue to do its job as long as you re-seal the Mylar as quickly as possible. IMPORTANT: If your bag is left open for more than 30 minutes, you will want to toss in a new oxygen pack before re-sealing to ensure long-term freshness. If you have opened and re-sealed multiple times, and want to store the remainder for many years, you will want to put in a new oxygen pack.