Red Kidney Beans
Kidney beans and other beans such as pinto beans, navy beans and black beans are known scientifically as Phaseolus vulgaris. They are referred to as "common beans" probably owing to the fact that they all derived from a common bean ancestor that originated in Peru.
They spread throughout South and Central America as a result of migrating Indian traders who brought kidney beans with them from Peru. Beans were introduced into Europe in the 15th century by Spanish explorers returning from their voyages to the New World.
Subsequently, Spanish and Portuguese traders introduced kidney
beans into Africa and Asia. As beans are a very inexpensive form of good
protein, they have become popular in many cultures throughout the
world. Today, the largest commercial producers of dried common beans are
India, China, Indonesia, Brazil and the United States.
Packaged in 1 pound resealable bags