As we continue with legumes (aka beans), we will start with kidney beans. Kidney beans are great for making baked beans and are great for chilli.
What exactly is a Kidney Bean?
Kidney beans have a strong flavor and a color that is reddish brown in nature, kidney beans get their name because they resemble the shape of a kidney. They are grown in many different locations, and are usually sold in dry (Dehydrated Small Red Beans) or canned varieties. While a traditional kidney bean is dark red or brown in color, a light red bean is often referred to as a light red kidney bean, because of the similar shape and texture.
Kidney beans are an excellent dietary selection for your home storage and food storage. Kidney beans have no cholesterol, and are an excellent source of potassium, they also contain iron and calcium, they are also beneficial to the digestive system and the heart, soluble fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels. That is why having beans in your food storage is a great little food packed with valuable nutrients, that have a shelf life of years.
As with all types of beans, kidney beans are relatively inexpensive to purchase, checkout these Monthly Sales, and can be purchased in bulk making them an ideal food for your home storage (Get your supply of storable food at eFoodsDirect.com!). They have many great recipes and different uses for kidney beans. Some of our family’s favorite are boston baked beans and chilli.
Buying either Dark Red Kidney Beans #10 Can or Red Kidney Beans 6 Gallon Food Bucket, or in bulk is a wise choice for your food storage and they can be easily stored in 6 Gallon Bucket with Lid , making them air tight and easy to open when you need some and they stack up nicely. So you can have on container in the kitchen with your everyday Food Storage and stack the rest up in a closet or anywhere you have room.