Great Northern Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris) are related to the Kidney Bean and part of the white bean family. This bean is about 3/8" long, larger than the Navy Bean, white, and oval shaped with a mild flavor and mealy texture. Great Northern Beans are a New World Bean, which means they were grown in the Americas before Europeans arrived. Great Northern Beans are great baked in casseroles, which was the traditional use of these beans. They are also delicious in soups and tossed with pasta and fresh herbs. Certified Kosher by Kof-K.