It is a high-quality bean, belonging to the Phaseolus Vulgaris genus, medium in size, elongated in shape, with a very thin and tasty skin and a very creamy texture. It is used mainly in stews and stews.
The Navy Rice Bean is white in color and oval in shape, almost round, small in size and has a low percentage of skin. Its texture is creamy, and its skin soft, with a delicate flavor. Compared to other beans, it has less protein and more carbohydrates, and as it has a low starch content, it is more digestible. They are rich in mineral salts, iron and vitamins, and have practically no fat.
As a curious fact, we can say that its name NAVY comes from the fact that it formed the basis of the diet of the US Navy in the second half of the 19th century.