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Red Kidney Beans

Submitted by on April 30, 2011 – 9:10 pmNo Comment | 28,996 views

Ingredient Name: Red kidney beans, red beans

Traditional Chinese Name: 菜豆(cài dòu)

What is this?

  • A bean which is red in color (dark red) and in the shape of a kidney (thus the name kidney bean)
  • It is a larger species of the red beans group and is not as commonly used in Chinese cuisine (whereas it is an integral part of Indian cuisine)
  • Raw kidney beans are toxic and must be boiled for at least 10 minutes (even if used in slow cooking)
  • It is a very starchy bean with a red shiny, smooth exterior and absorbs the flavor of whatever you’re cooking
  • Available in both a dried or canned version for consumption

How do I prepare it?

  • Soak in water for at least 5 hours before usage (and discard soaked water)
  • Boil in water at least 100 °C for at least 10 minutes before consumption

Where can I buy this?

  • This is available in most supermarkets (Asian and Western)

What is the cost

  • Very affordable

Any benefits?

  • Excellent source of soluble & insoluble dietary fibre which can help eliminate cholesterol from the body
  • Low in fat and high in protein
  • Kidney beans are an excellent source of folate and manganese
  • They also help prevent blood sugar levels from rising too quickly after a meal (which makes it an ideal food for diabetics)
  • Helps reduce heart attack risk

Any precautions?

  • Soak in water for at least 5 hours before usage (and discard soaked water) – rinse beans with fresh water before usage
  • Boil in water at least 100 °C for at least 10 minutes before consumption as raw/uncooked red kidney beans are toxic

Additional Information

  • Red kidney beans stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place for up to a year
  • Cooked red kidney beans will store for up to 3 days in the fridge in a sealed container

Another species of red bean (also known as multi-colored kidney bean)

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