Enjoy the softer version of the classic red kidney beans. Make a delicious Rajma. The chitra kidney beans easily hold their shape and absorb all the flavours. They also contain many health benefits, like being rich in folate.
Health Benefits of Red Kidney Beans:
- Protein Powerhouse
- Rich source of iron and phosphorus
- Slows down carbohydrate digestion, which leads to lower blood sugar
- High contents of folate
- Good for weight loss
- Lower risk of heart diseases
- Always eat cooked, its raw form could lead to food poisoning
Kidney Beans are rich in folate, also known as Vitamin B9. Many people know folate because it is very important for the body and lacks can lead to serious damage in the body. It is necessary to produce red blood cells as well as produce and repair DNA. A lack of folate can lead to anaemia, which means that there are not enough red blood cells to transport oxygen. This will affect their function. Therefore folate is especially important for pregnant women. Symptoms of folate deficency include fatigue, gray hair, mouth sores, tongue swelling and growth problems.
Kidney Beans contains a considerable amount of toxic protein. This protein can be found in many beans, but Kidney Beans, contain a high level. The poisoning that comes from this protein could lead to diarrhoea and vomiting. In rare cases is can also lead to hospitalization. Therefore it is important to soak and cook it thoroughly, as this eliminates all the toxins. To do so it is advised to soak the beans for 5 hours and boil at 100°C for 10 minutes.
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