Kidney Beans

China is our main supplier for Kidney Beans. The following are readily available for purchase in 40kg packing.

  • Light Speckled Kidney Beans (LSKB), American type
  • Light Speckled Kidney Beans (LSKB), long shape
  • Light Speckled Kidney Beans (LSKB)
  • Red Speckled Kidney Beans (RSKB)
  • Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • White Beans, Japanese type
  • White Kidney Beans
  • Purple / Red Light Speckled Kidney Beans

Kidney beans
The kidney bean, also known as the red bean, is named for its visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney. Kidney red beans can be confused with other beans that are red, such as azuki beans. In Jamaica, they are called "red peas". Kidney red beans are commonly used in chili soup chili con carne and are an integral part of the cuisine in northern regions of India. Red kidney beans are used in New Orleans and much of southern Louisiana for the classic Monday Creole dish of red beans and rice. The smaller, darker red beans are also used, particularly in Louisiana families with a recent Caribbean heritage. Small kidney beans used in La Rioja, Spain, are called caparrones.

Kidney beans are more toxic than most other bean varieties if not pre-soaked and subsequently heated to the boiling point for at least 10 minutes.