Kidney beans are a variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), a legume native to Central America and Mexico.
Athough often associated with chilli con carne the red, organ-shaped beans have a soft, buttery interior texture that taste great in a variety of soups, pastas, chillis, and salads.
Kidney beans are among the best sources of plant-based protein. They’re also rich in healthy fibers, which moderate blood sugar levels and promote colon health. Kidney beans are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, such as molybdenum, folate, iron, copper, manganese, potassium, and vitamin K1.