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- Certified Organic
- BPA Free
- Made in USA
- Sustainably farmed
- Cholesterol Free
- Dairy Free
- Dye and Color Additive Free
- High Fiber
- High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
- Low Fat
- Low Glycemic
- Low Sodium
- No Added Sugar or Sweeteners
- No Artificial Ingredients
- No Trans Fats
- Nut Free
- Paraben Free
- Peanut Free
- Pesticide Free
- Preservative Free
- Soy Free
- Yeast Free
Why You’ll Love Organic Kidney Beans
We consider beans one of our pantry must-haves! As one of the world's oldest cultivated crops, beans (also known as legumes or pulses) are highly prized as an excellent source of protein and fiber. They’re also extremely versatile: from soups and stews, salads to dips, there are so many ways to use this nutrient-packed food.
Thrive Market’s prepared kidney beans are grown, processed, and packed right here in the USA. Our specially selected beans go through a patented cleaning process to remove any debris prior to cooking. Once cooked, the beans are carefully packed in water in BPA-free pouches, allowing them to maintain their shape and texture. But that’s not all, these 10 oz. pouches are shelf stable and will be good to eat for up to two years.
As always, Thrive Market strives to offer the best whole food products, and our beans are no exception. Certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, no preservatives, and no artificial flavors—just natural bean goodness.
An intro to kidney beans
Named for their kidney-like shape, these dark red beans originated in South America (most likely Peru), with a history of cultivation that is over 7,000 years old. In the late 1700’s, the beans had migrated to Louisiana where developed deep roots in their culinary culture. To this day you can find spicy red beans and rice served all over the South. It’s also commonly found in South America, the Caribbean, and Asia, as a recognizable staple.
A nutritionist’s dream food
The kidney bean might be small in stature, but it packs in a ton of nutrition. Here’s why beans like this one should be a part of your regular diet:
- Rich in Nutrients: Pinto beans have plenty of iron, magnesium, and folate.
- Source of Lean Protein: Each serving of pinto beans contains 7 grams of protein, making this a great plant-based protein source.
- High in Fiber: The insoluble fiber in beans is an important dietary ingredient that is beneficial to the digestive system.
One small step away from complete
Complete proteins are made up of nine essential amino acids that we need to function. A “complete” or “whole” protein usually comes from meat, dairy, soy, or quinoa. If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or someone who simply wants to cut back on animal proteins or soy, then beans are the perfect way to do it. Kidney beans, specifically, contain eight of the nine basic amino acids that make up a “complete” protein, but are a little low on methionine. All you have to do is eat some whole grain bread or brown rice to “complete” the protein.
The amazing antioxidant superhero
We hear about antioxidants a lot, but what exactly makes them such a big deal? Antioxidants are a type of phytochemical that fights "free radicals”, or rogue molecules, that disrupt normal cell function in the body. Naturally, our body produces free radicals as a byproduct of cell metabolism, and normally we can handle them. But eating foods that are high in antioxidants can help protect cells when free radicals overpopulate—this sometimes due to environmental factors like pollution. To get to the point, since kidney beans are chock full of antioxidants, they may be useful in detoxifying these free radicals, possibly reducing the risk of cell disruption in the body and allowing you to feel your best self.
Legumes with an international flair
Kidney beans have long been a staple in diets around the world, from India where they are known as rajmas, to the American Southwest. Try your hand at one of these diverse dishes, all of which contain kidney beans and are truly delicious.
- Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice
- Chili Con Carne
- Indonesian Brenebon Soup
- Iranian Ghormeh Sabzi
- Pasta e Fagioli
Besides these exciting dishes, there are an endless amount of ways to use these beans that even a kitchen novice can tackle. Toss a spoonful onto a green salad to make it more filling, and add other ingredients for extra flavor like onion, corn, and tomato. Also try pureed kidney beans that can take the place of mashed potatoes, or use as a healthy hummus-like dip. Even mashed beans can be mixed with spices and other veggies to make a meatless burger patty. The options are nearly endless!
More about Thrive Market products
At Thrive Market, our mission is to bring you the highest quality organic goods at truly affordable prices. That's why we've gone directly to the source to develop our own line of premium products made from the very best all-natural ingredients at a fraction of the usual price.
Finally, you don't need to choose between cost and quality, taste and health, value and your values. If it has the Thrive Market seal, you can trust that you're getting the highest quality product possible at the lowest price anywhere. Shop our premium, organic, and fair-trade certified virgin coconut oil, spices, nuts and dried fruit, tomato sauces, ghee, and sprouted grains today!
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