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:

(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


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