The name comes from its kidney-like shape and its color. These dried beans are some of the most frequently eaten in the world. Raw or improperly cooked kidney beans are toxic, but well-prepared beans can be a healthy component of a well-balanced diet. Some people need to limit their consumption of beans due to bloating and flatulence.
Kidney beans smashed together with potato is an easy and delicious meal to make. Pressure cook both the kidney beans and potatoes at the same time, When ready remove the remaining liquid and add a little milk. Smash all together until creamy. Serve with Fried pork and cucumber pickles. Perfect as a winter food that makes you feel full longer.