Kidney beans are named for their shape, which resembles human kidneys. Light and Dark Red Kidney beans are one of many legumes in the "common bean" family. Their uncommonly rich flavour and creamy texture also make them one of North America's most popular beans. Kidney beans are low in fat, are loaded with protein and also are a source of iron. Since these red beans hold their shape exceptionally well during cooking and efficiently absorb surrounding spices and flavours, they are a favourite bean to use in simmered dishes and marinated bean salads. When combined with whole grains, kidney beans provide virtually fat-free, high-quality protein.
At Grainworks, farming is our passion and family our foundation. Our commitment to healthy foods and a healthy planet started with our great grandparents’ homestead over a century ago. Today we grow Certified Organic, Non-GMO grains and legumes on some of Canada’s most fertile farmland.
We know great food springs from the good seeds we sow in harmony with nature. It all begins with the best seed, carefully tended and harvested. We then mill, process and package delicious, wholesome foods for our family and yours. If it can’t be grown here on the prairies, we have searched far and wide for organic farmers and suppliers in other climate and soil zones that share our passion for great food and a healthy earth.