About Navy Beans
Why “Navy”? Because of their super-charged nutritional value, low cost, and long storage life, in the 19th century the U.S. Navy began issuing these beans as standard ration for sailors on their warships. Baked navy beans are so popular in the historic East Coast city of Boston that it’s called “Bean Town.”
In Washington, D.C., in the restaurant of the U.S. Senate, Senate Bean Soup has been on the menu every day since about 1903, as the story goes.