Organic red kidney beans: benefits and properties
Organic red kidney beans are nutritional powerhouses packed with low-fat protein, fibre, b-vitamins such as folate, and minerals such as iron, zinc and potassium. Pulses contain a wide range of cancer-fighting plant chemicals, specifically, isoflavones and phytosterols which are associated with reduced cancer risk. Organic red kidney beans provide the body with soluble fibre, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels which can prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Beans and pulses are good for people with gluten intolerance and vegans who can’t get protein from meat, fish or dairy products. As pulses increase the feeling of fullness, this may result in lower food intake and weight loss. Gusto Sano organic red kidney beans have no added salt or sugar.
Organic red kidney beans: calories and nutritional values
Average values per 100g:
- Energy 222 kj/53 kcal
- Fat 0.3 g
Satured fat 0 g
- Carbohydrate 5.3 g
Sugars 0 g
- Fibre 5.8 g
- Protein 4.4 g
- Salt 0.05 g
Red kidney beans can
Help prevent heart disease; help fight cancer; lower cholesterol; help you lose weight; help manage diabetes and contribute to healthy bones and teeth.