Origins of the White Kidney Bean
The White Kidney Bean (colloquially known as the Cannellini Bean) is related to the more commonly known Red Kidney Bean, only with a different colour (white) and a milder but sweeter flavour. The beans also have a creamy texture when cooked although have a less distinguishable kidney shape. The White Kidney Bean was originally cultivated in Argentina by Italian migrants but is thought to be native to Peru where the beans were spread through the trade markets of South and Central America, followed by Europe. The bean is extracted from the Phaseolus vulgaris plant and is part of the Legume family. You will find the plant growing in areas with access to full sun and well-drained soil which are optimal conditions for the plant to grow and produce more seeds - seeds we know to be the Kidney Bean.
Benefits of the White Kidney Bean
The White Kidney Bean is well known for its culinary benefits, such as high levels of protein, fibre and minerals including Calcium, Chromium and Vitamin B3. The bean contains nearly all the essential amino acids required in the diet. The White Kidney Bean has previously been used in traditional medicine where it was thought to cure diarrhoea and hiccups. Amongst the nutritional profile of the bean, the legume is most known for its Chromium value, a nutrient that contributes to macronutrient (carbohydrate, fat and protein) metabolism and maintenance of blood glucose levels, a factor that prevents cravings and controls appetite.
Our White Kidney Bean tablets
Each product is an 18mm torpedo style tablet, hence why we advise those with problems swallowing to avoid this product. If you would like more information on the size of this tablet, please click HERE.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.