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Red kidney beans cook up to a full-flavoured, smooth texture, making them a great addition to soup and chili. Red kidney beans that are high in fiber can help slow the absorption of sugar into the blood and therefore reduce blood sugar levels. Dried beans contain nearly double the folate that canned beans contain, so it is better to cook them from their dried form!
Beans are an easily digestible protein. It is a great alternative to meat. Red beans contain up to 25% protein, which in its nutritional value is not inferior to meat protein. In addition, bean protein is absorbed by 70 - 80%.


SKU: 10608
INGREDIENTS: 100% Red kidney beans
ALLERGENS: No known allergens.
Packed on premises that handles nuts (including peanuts), sesame, products containing dairy, soya and products containing gluten.
STORAGE: Cool, dry place away from direct sunlight


Per 100g
Energy (kcal) 294
Protein (g) 22
Fat (g) 1.4
incl. saturates (g) 0.2
Carbs (g) 41
incl. sugars (g) 2.4
Fibre (g) 16
Salt (g) 0


Like most legumes, red beans should be soaked in cold water overnight before cooking . Cooking time varies depending on the size: from 30 minutes to an hour and a half in boiling water .
Red beans go well with ...
Of course, this is one of the main ingredients of the chili con carne dish , which means Òchili with meatÓ. This dish is widely known all over the world. However, contrary to popular misconception, this is not a Mexican dish, but a typical example of the cuisine of the southern states of the United States, or, as it is also called, tehano cuisine: red beans, tomatoes, various meats, onions, peppers. Vegetarians may not add meat to this dish and eat it with bread: legumes and grains help fill the body's need for plant-based proteins.
Red beans with octopus are the national dish of the Antilles . It is a stew of red beans, which is simmered for a long time with tomatoes and peppers, and then diced octopuses are added to the dish.
And red beans can also be an excellent base for salads , for example, combined with shallots, garlic, tomatoes and olives with the addition of a spicy vinegar sauce (the same ingredients as in chili, only cold!).
For another salad option mix kidney beans with turkey, tomatoes, lettuce, corn, salsa and avocados for a healthful taco salad, or mix them with other beans and a vinaigrette for a bean salad.
Also perfect in dry pasta salad combined with whole wheat Dry pasta, green onion, chopped broccoli, diced tomatoes and Italian dressing.
To ensure better digestibility of the proteins found in legumes, you should include grains, nuts, or seeds in red bean meals. It is rich in lysine (an amino acid), while it contains very little methionine (another essential amino acid). Cereals (wheat, rice, etc.), as well as nuts and seeds, on the contrary, contain essential amino acids that are not found in legumes or they are present in them in small quantities. Therefore, it is the perfect combination!