Eden Organic Navy Beans are organically grown on USA family farms by salt of the earth farmers dedicated to building living soil and producing the best tasting and most nutritious food. They use no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or chemical fertilizers. Due to vital soil their much higher mineral content and stronger skins allow them to be cooked without processing chemicals. Eden Organic Navy Beans are expertly prepared at our certified Organic Kosher cannery in East Central Indiana. Beans are washed, soaked overnight and thoroughly cooked with water and a bit of Kombu Sea vegetable. You don't taste the Kombu, but its natural glutamic acid softens and enhances the flavor of beans. All water that contacts Eden beans, for washing, soaking, and cooking, is purified water.