What is Kidney Beans?
Kidney beans are named for their similar shape and color to the kidney organ. They are small and about 1.6 centimeters in length. They have a dark reddish brown color and a gentle curve to their straight oblong bodies. The flavor is bland and lightly sweet. The texture is dense, meaty and not fibrous on the mouthfeel. Kidney beans must be cooked before consuming, as they contain a toxin. Kidney beans are used in many cuisines around the world.