What Is the Nutrition for Cranberry Beans?

Cranberry beans are usually cream or white in color with cranberry or deep red marks. Cranberry beans are also known as borlotti, shell beans or French horticultural beans. Cranberry beans have a mild flavor and turn light brown after cooking. They are often used in stews or salads.

Nutritional values are based on a one cup serving of cooked cranberry beans, without added salt.

Basic Nutrition

One cup of cooked cranberry beans contains 241 calories, 43.4g of total carbohydrates and 17.7g of dietary fiber. Based on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet, these measurements represent 14 percent of the recommended daily value, or DV, for carbohydrates and 71 percent for dietary fiber. Cranberry beans also provide 16.5g, or 33 percent DV, of protein.


Calories in one cup of cranberry beans total 241, or 12 percent DV. Carbohydrates account for the majority of the calories, with 177 calories. Protein contributes 57.4 calories and the remaining calories come from fat. The total fat content is 0.9g, which represents only 1 percent of the recommended daily value. One serving provides 0.2g of saturated fat and the remaining fat comes from healthy unsaturated fats. You'll also gain minimal heart-healthy fatty acids in 161mg of Omega-3s and 191 mg of Omega-6s.


Cranberry beans are an excellent source of folate, with 366mg, or a large 92 percent daily recommended value. They also contain 0.4mg of thiamin, or 25 percent DV. Other vitamins include 0.1mg of riboflavin, or 7 percent DV, 0.1mg of vitamin B6, or 7 percent DV and smaller daily recommended values in niacin and panthothenic acid.


Cranberry beans are rich in many minerals. One cup provides for 0.7mg of manganese, or 33 percent DV, 239mg of phosphorus, or 24 percent DV, 88.5mg of magnesium, or 22 percent DV, 3.7mg of iron, or 21 percent DV, 0.4mg of copper, or 20 percent DV and 685mg of potassium, or 20 percent DV. Other minerals include calcium, zinc and selenium.


If the cranberry beans are cooked without added salt they have only 2mg of sodium, which is barely a trace amount. When salt is added, sodium increases to 419mg, or 17 percent of the recommended daily value.