USA organic family EDEN Great Northern Beans are soaked overnight, and pressure cooked with no chemical additives at Eden’s certified organic, kosher cannery. A mild and very versatile white bean. It is featured in the traditional French dish, cassoulet. Great northerns are the seeds in the common green bean pod, fully matured and dried. The medium size white bean reached the U.S. about 300 years ago from Europe, coming from South America to Europe first. EDEN Great Northern Beans are a Heritage New World variety, creamier with lighter skin than Cannellini or White Kidney beans. Use them for baked beans, soup, stew, in dips, and spreads. They take on the tastes of what they are cooked with. No salt added. EDEN beans come in BPA, BPS, and phthalate free cans since 1999.