Gigante Bean

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SKU:
R3200
UPC:
842441111491
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$6.15
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OliveNation Gigante beans are large, flat white beans, that are native to Greece and the Mediterranean area. They are high in dietary fiber and protein, as well as a good source of Vitamin A and the mineral manganese.

Gigante beans or giant beans are a staple in Greek and Mediterranean cuisines. Gigandes plaki, a classic Greek baked bean dish is made with tomato sauce, olive oil, oregano and parsley. You can make a delicious vegetarian cassoulet with Gigante beans, carrots, onions and celery, seasoned with fennel and coriander. Gigante beans can be used in soup, salad or other recipes that call for Great Northern beans or cannellini beans.

How to Prepare Gigante Beans: Soak dried Gigante beans overnight in at least 8 cups of cold water. Drain and rinse. Place in a large soup pot and cover the beans with cool water. Bring to a boil for 30 minutes, add salt, pepper, bay leaf and spices according to your recipe. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 90 minutes or until tender.

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INGREDIENTS:
Dried gigante beans
MSDS:
-
SPEC:
-
GLUTEN FREE:
No
KOSHER:
Yes
ORGANIC:
No
ALCOHOL FREE:
No
MADE IN USA:
Yes
PG FREE:
No
FORM:
Cooking
NON_GMO:
-
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4 Reviews

  • 5

    Great but too expensive

    Posted by Tosha on May 29th 2019

    Met my expectations as far as taste goes. Made the traditional Greek baked beans recipe. Was amazing! But will probably find another company to buy from since shipping costs as much as the product! Paying $19.00 for a pound of beans is outrageous!

  • 5

    Hard-to-Find Beans Were Just as Expected

    Posted by MP on Oct 11th 2016

    These Giant Beans (Φασόλια Γίγαντες) are hard to find and have no substitute. I was very happy with the quality of these beans. The order also shipped quickly. If you buy the 5 lb bag, the price is pretty much comparable to whatever else you could find (so not a bad deal).

  • 5

    Great seedlings so far

    Posted by Ed on May 18th 2016

    For the price you get a hefty bag about the size of a soda can. All the beans have started to sprout and the seedlings look good so far. Hope the critters don't nibble on them. Put out 15 seeds and I still have most of the bag left so there are back up seeds available.

  • 5

    Delicious

    Posted by ana on Apr 6th 2016

    These are really special beans and worth waiting to use versus and alternative for authentic Greek dishes.

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