Kidneybeans owe their name to their kidney-like form. Their origin lies in Peru and they came to Europe during the colonial times.
The fast growing dwarf bean thrives on humous, sandy and loose soil and needs a warm climate.
Kidneybeans enjoy great popularity due to their high content of proteins, nutrients and vitamins. People like to use them in mexican dishes as chili con carne or in salads. In milled form kidneybean flour or kidney bean groat can add protein to conventional recipes.