white kidney bean

White Kidney Bean

Kidney beans have been a standby for generations. Whether the light red variety or the white variety, their size make them a wonderful addition to nearly any dish. Their flavor is full, their texture is soft, and, of course, chili wouldn’t be chili without Kidney Beans. The name of the Kidney Bean is derived from its shape. Though the thicker skins of Kidneys may require increased cooking time, they retain a wonderful shape even when cooked in dishes that require a long-simmering time. Perhaps most popular in chili con carne and red beans and rice, Kidney Beans can always be found in a variety of dishes including soups, salads, sandwiches, and dip.

Nutritional Information:

WHITE KIDNEY BEANS
(1/2 cup serving)
Calories: 147
Carbohydrates: 28g
Percent of Calories from Carbohydrates: 77%
Protein: 8.5g
Percent of Calories from Protein: 23%
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Folate: 128mcg
Calcium: 43mg
Iron: 2mg
Fat: 0.5g
Percent of Calories from Fat: 2%
Sodium: 1mg

recipes WITH WHITE KIDNEY BEANS

Italian White Bean Dip

INGREDIENTS 1 (15 oz. can) Michigan White Beans, drained and rinsed, or 1-3/4 cup cooked dry beans 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic

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Chocolate Chip Bean Muffins

If you’re looking for a nourishing alternative to enjoy at your next coffee or snack break, try these wholesome, delicious muffins. The star ingredient is

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Chili Casserole

INGREDIENTS 2 (15-ounce) cans chili with beans 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 7 cups cooked (2 cups dry, long cooking) white rice 2 cups shredded

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