The Kidney bean also known as Rajma in India is a variety of the common bean Phaseolus vulgaris. The term ‘Kidney bean’ refers to the shape of the bean, but it is also true that native Americans used the bean to treat a variety of kidney and bladder complaints. In India, especially in Punjab and other northern states, kidney beans are the quintessential north Indian dish. Prepared as a thick curry with red kidney beans being the chief ingredient and lots of Indian whole spices, the dish is served with hot rice.
Kidney beans are high in iron, which helps increase your energy levels. Iron is required for the body’s metabolism and energy production and helps move oxygen throughout the body.
Good for bones
Kidney beans contain phosphorus, magnesium, copper and manganese all of which play a role in bone mineral density. Increasing your mineral uptake will lower your risk of developing osteoporosis, keeping you strong and active as you age.