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    • Starchy
    • By Starchy 27th Dec 17, 6:45 PM
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    Haricot Beans 27th Dec 17 at 6:45 PM
    Does anyone know where I can buy dry haricot beans that are not from China? I don't mind buying in bulk up to 30kg. The haricot beans from Whole Foods and Real Foods Ltd are all from China. I've been to my local Asda but they don't sell dry Haricot beans.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 28th Dec 17, 8:19 PM
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    Why not Chinese?
    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 1st Jan 18, 4:31 PM
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    Hodmedods use British beans and pulses
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    • Starchy
    • By Starchy 4th Jan 18, 3:29 PM
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    Why not Chinese?
    Originally posted by z1a
    Chinese vegetables are fine, but produce from China isn't. Too many issues with produce grown in China. (e.g. heavy metals, pesticides, fungi, bacteria etc.)

    Hodmedods use British beans and pulses
    Originally posted by tori.k
    They don't have white haricot beans, unfortunately.
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    • By stoozie1 4th Jan 18, 5:09 PM
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    Would rinsing the sauce off cooked, canned ones work for you?

    It works out as cheaper than dried, and asda state the UK as the country of origin.
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    calais lol


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    • By VfM4meplse 4th Jan 18, 5:14 PM
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    Chinese vegetables are fine, but produce from China isn't. Too many issues with produce grown in China. (e.g. heavy metals, pesticides, fungi, bacteria etc.)
    Originally posted by Starchy
    I'm amazed that imports would be allowed here if that were the case.
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    • Starchy
    • By Starchy 5th Jan 18, 3:18 PM
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    Would rinsing the sauce off cooked, canned ones work for you?

    It works out as cheaper than dried, and asda state the UK as the country of origin.
    Originally posted by stoozie1
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I only want dry ones. That aside, as long as it's canned and cooked in the UK, it can be sold as a product of the UK. Haricot beans from China may have still been used.

    I'm amazed that imports would be allowed here if that were the case.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    My personal preference is based on countless experiences where I have bought contaminated produce from China. I just don't trust food from China anymore. There are articles on the internet with regards to contaminated vegetables in China, although the examples given may be different from my experiences.
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    • By tori.k 5th Jan 18, 10:21 PM
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    Biggest problem is that they are not Hardy enough to be grown in the UK, you may be able to import from the US as Navy beans.but it mostly across Asia they are produced
    The easiest option would just use another white bean as a substitute to haricot beans, white broad beans or kidney beans would do the same job, it's much of a muchness really with texture and taste
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    • Starchy
    • By Starchy 10th Jan 18, 7:37 PM
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    I wouldn't mind buying Haricot beans from the US, but it seems that they're unpopular with major retailers here.
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