U.S. organic family, native to Western South America, they are large, dark red, kidney shaped chili beans with rich, pleasing flavor. Antioxidant carotenoids give them their deep color. Kidney beans are perfect for making chili, in Tex-Mex dishes, with pasta, for salads, dips, spreads, and in Minestrone soup. Red kidney beans and more than 500 other beans related to it including pinto, navy, and black, are referred to as the ‘common beans’ due to the fact that they all came from a common bean ancestor that originated in Peru. The common beans, squash, and maize were referred to as the ‘Three Sisters’ and have been the foundation of the Native American diet for centuries. Packed in 1 lb. boxes of recycled and recyclable paperboard, one of the most environmentally friendly packages available.