Eden Dark Red Kidney Beans Phaseolus vulgaris are organically grown in nutrient rich vital soil, on USA family farms committed to a clean environment and the most nutritious, best tasting food. A mild sweet tasting, dark red kidney shaped bean with a firm texture and vibrant color.
Eden Dark Red Kidney Beans are grown in living soil, free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers for decades. Because of the vital, rich soil that produced them they have a much high mineral content and stronger skins that hold fast their vibrant colors when cooked. These organically grown beans are a perfect food.
Beans are an important source of two essential amino acids not found in many cereal grains, lysine and threonine. Whole grains complement beans and together deliver complete protein. Enjoying a variety of beans in combination with whole grain is a good step toward healthy living.
Eden Dark Red Kidney Beans are a most satisfying source of high quality vegetable protein. According to the FDA, "Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke," "Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors," and "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Dark Red Kidney Beans are fat free and a excellent source of dietary fiber. They are a good source of potassium and naturally sodium free. They are also rich in folate (B9), and a good source of iron, thiamin (B1), phosphorus, magnesium and copper.
Studies show beans contain antioxidants similar to those in fruits and berries. "Beans are really loaded with antioxidant compounds," said Clifford Beninger, Ph.D., an environmental biologist and former researcher for the USDA's Bean Research Unit. "We didn't know how potent they were until now. In general darker colored seed coats were associated with higher levels of flavonoids, and therefore higher antioxidant activity." Researchers tested the antioxidant activity of flavonoids found in 12 common varieties of dry beans. They found one class of compounds in particular, anthocyanins, were the most active antioxidants in beans. These findings add antioxidant activity to a growing list of healthy compounds found in beans and legumes. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Eden Dark Red Kidney Beans can be boiled, baked, or pressure cooked, used in soups, stews, salads, dips and spreads, bean patties and refried beans for tacos and burritos. An essential for Mexican, Central and South American cuisine.
To cook Eden Dark Red Kidney Beans wash the beans and soak with water to cover for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Discard the soaking water and boil for one and a half to two hours or pressure cook for 45 minutes to an hour.