A small dry white, oval-shaped French bean that is most often used to make baked bean dishes. This bean is also referred to as the Boston bean, Boston navy bean, navy bean, fagiloi, haricot blanc (white), or the pearl haricot bean. It is a common ingredient used in soups, salads, bean dishes (canned pork and beans), and chili. Cannellini, flagolets, great northern, or dry lima beans could be good substitutes when necessary.
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