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    Navy vs. Great Northern (beans, not college football)

    What's the differenece between navy beans and great northern? Are they interchangeable? When do you use them?
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    I generally find them to be interchangeable. From what I've read, great northern beans have a slightly lower glycemic index.

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    I also use them interchangably. Either one make a good full-meal pot of beans, can be added to soup recipes, can be mushed and seasoned for bean dip, or be dressed up for barbequed or baked beans.

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    My mother used to make navy bean soup rest her soul. I will have to ask my wife to make a pot. It snowed 4 inches on Friday and is suppose to snow up to 9 inches tonight perfect soup weather.

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    I prefer Navy beans (don't know why), but grew up with both on the table.
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