Camellia Cannellini Beans
Camellia Brand Cannellini Beans are large white beans that cook up creamy and smooth with a nutty flavor. Especially popular in Italian cuisine, they are often found in soups like minestrone, or paired with tuna, but can be used in any recipe calling for Navy or Great Northern beans. Cannellini Beans are an excellent source of iron, magnesium, and folate, and are a great base for healthy vegetarian meals.
Lucius Hamilton Hayward founded L. H. Hayward and Company in 1923. L. H. was from Meridian, Miss. He moved his family to New Orleans around 1920 and established himself in business as a wholesale supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables. During the 1920's the company served the local grocery stores and the French Quarter markets with produce grown on farms in Louisiana and Mississippi. In 1947, Camellia Brand was trademarked and the first packaged products were introduced. Today, the company packages nineteen varieties of beans, peas and lentils in six different sizes ranging from one pound to one hundred pounds out of their Harahan, LA plant.