Dried White Beans are a non-perishable food item.
Dried white beans do not need to be opened, but can be eaten from directly or added as an ingredient to other recipes.
Dried white beans can be eaten on their own but will provide the player with thirst and unhappiness. These effects can be countered by adding dried white beans to Soup, Stew, Rice, and Pasta.
Dried white beans can often be found in kitchen counters and shop shelves.
From items_food.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
Dried White Beans
DisplayCategory = Food,
Weight = 2,
Type = Food,
DisplayName = Dried White Beans,
Icon = DriedWhiteBeans,
HungerChange = -60,
UnhappyChange = 40,
ThirstChange = 60,
Carbohydrates = 527,
Proteins = 188,
Lipids = 10,
Calories = 2823,
Packaged = TRUE,
EvolvedRecipe = Soup:10;Stew:10;RicePot:10;PastaPot:10,
FoodType = Vegetables,
WorldStaticModel = DriedWhiteBeans_Ground,