Great Northern Beans are high in proteins and carbohydrate, which are utilized to produce energy and increase body mass. Best to soak beans overnight before cooking. They make a great soups or an alternative to garbanzo bean hummus. Great Northern Beans make a wonderful pantry staple as they are so versatile and high in key nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Wonderful in chicken chili or simply served with a little olive oil and salt as a side dish.