Known as a high quality and inexpensive source of protein and nutrition, dark red kidney beans have become a stable ingredient in worldwide cuisines.

Dark red kidney beans for a healthy nutrition

Dark red kidney beans are dark-reddish brown beans with a kidney-shaped form, the feature to which the bean owes its name. Red kidney beans have a soft creamy flesh with a mild flavour and are thought to have originated in Peru in South America. They were later spread by traders throughout South and Central America and brought back to Europe by early Spanish and Portuguese explorers. Known as a high quality and inexpensive source of protein and nutrition, they have become a stable ingredient in worldwide cuisines and are now widely cultivated in Asia, Europe and North and South America. As with all beans, dark red kidney beans are a good source of plant-based protein, an excellent source of fibre, and naturally low in fat and sodium making them an essential part of a well-balanced and healthy diet.

Dark red kidney beans are essential in chilli-con-care but are also used in Mexican soups and Carribean and Inidian dishes.

Dark red kidney beans – not just for chilli

Red kidney beans have a durable skin and maintain their shape during cooking and, as a result, are ideally suited for slow-cooked dishes. They are essential in chilli-con-carne of course but are also used in Mexican soups and Caribbean and Indian dishes such as Rajma Masala, a well-known, spicy and flavourful Indian curry which is very popular in North India. Dark red kidney beans also go well with sausages or ham. They are also very popular in vegetarian and vegan dishes. Red kidney beans must be pre-soaked and fully cooked before eating as they contain relatively high levels of natural toxins that break down in the cooking process.

Dark red kidney beans are a good source of plant-based protein and an excellent source of fibre.
Red kidney beans are thought to have originated in Peru in South America.
Dark red kidney beans are dark-reddish brown beans with a kidney-shaped form, the feature to which the bean owes its name.

Cono – growing top of the crop red kidney beans with dedication and respect for our environment

Cono exports high quality and responsibly grown dark red kidney beans to customers around the globe. Package and shipped in quantities to suit, we are your tried and trusted source of the finest dark red kidney beans.

Our specifications

Origin
Argentina
Growing area
Centre and north of the country
Harvest period
June / July / August
Harmonized Systems (HS) code
0713.33
GMO status
Non-GMO
Typical color
Deep-reddish brown
Size
160-300 (number of grains per 100 gr)
Packaging
  • Microperforated polypropylene bags x 25 kg or 50 lb.
  • Paper bags x 25 kg or 50 lb.
  • Big bags x 1000 kg or 1250 kg.