ingredient information
Beans Great Northern Organic
These mild white beans are often used in cassoulets and stews. Substitutes: navy bean OR cannellini OR flageolets OR lima beans (dried) The dried seeds of green beans, when mature, are known as Great Northern beans. These beans are traditionally prepared in the United States as Boston baked beans, and in France in the dish known as cassoulet. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,