A large variety of dry beans grown in the U.S.
Some of these are like beans that grow in parts of Asia, but others are very different. Pinto and kidney beans account for the largest share of U.S. production.
Each has a distinctive flavor and texture. They have traditionally found use in the U.S. in soups, stews, and salads. Some are particularly suited to international cuisines. For example, black beans are well-suited to Latin American, Caribbean, and Southwestern U.S. dishes, while garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are especially popular in many Middle Eastern and Indian dishes.
In Southeast Asia, manufacturers have purchased Great Northern beans to produce canned pork and beans.