A staple of Italian cuisine, white kidney beans – also known as cannellini beans – offer benefits for health as excellent sources of vegetarian protein, fiber, and micronutrients. They appear to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties, too. White kidney beans are a versatile ingredient that’s easily incorporated into your salads, soups, and stews.
One cup (256 grams) of cooked kidney beans contains roughly
- Calories: 215
- Protein: 13.4 grams
- Fiber: 13.6 grams
- Folate (vitamin B9): 23% of the RDI
- Manganese: 22% of the RDI
- Thiamine (vitamin B1): 20% of the RDI
- Copper: 17% of the RDI
- Iron: 17% of the RDI
such as kidney beans, can help slow the absorption of sugar into the blood and therefore reduce blood sugar levels.