Food & Health

Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

Canada produces over a dozen different types of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and sells these products both domestically and for export around the globe. Canada's largest bean growning areas are located in the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. Beans are also grown in Alberta and Quebec as well as smaller quantities in the Province of Saskatchewan.

Canada's largest bean crop is white pea bean (navy bean). Canada also grows significant quantities of pinto, cranberry, blackm dark red kidney, light red kidney, great northern, dutch brown, pink and small red. Small quantities of Azuki, Kintoki and Otebo beans are grown under contract.

 Province Bean Type
 Alberta Pinto, great northern, small red, black, pink
 Saskatchewan    Pinto, black, small red
 Manitoba White pea, pinto, black, dark red kidney, great northern, cranberry
 Ontario White pea, cranberry, black, dark red kidney, light red kidney
 Quebec Cranberry, navy, dark red kidney

Bean Types

Black Turtle 


Dark Red Kidney 

Dutch Brown 

Great Northern 

Light Red Kidney



Small Red 

White Kidney 

White Pea 



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