This is and off white colored Bean with an excellent flavor. Will turn white during soaking. Larger than limas, slightly irregular in shape. Creamy and sweet for soups, salads or as a side dish. White runner beans are also known as alba beans and white Dutch runners. They are slightly smaller than the scarlet runners, but produce a creamy-colored bean. Grown in The Netherlands, they are preferred to the scarlet.|
Basic Bean Cooking Instructions
Pick over beans and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Place cleaned beans in a bowl of fresh cold water, cover and soak for 3 to 8 hours or overnight at room temperature; drain and rinse well. Or place beans in a saucepan with water of cover, bring to a boil, remove from the heat , and soak for 1 1/2 hours, drain and rinse well. Cook beans by covering with 2" of water, simmering 1 to 2 hours or until tender depending on size of the bean.