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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kidney Beans Toxin

This is interesting information for those who like raw kidney beans in their salads.

(Note, this doesn't apply to Soup in a Bag as the beans are thoroughly cooked and dried)


Kidney Beans = Special Note:

Kidney beans have a protein that can be toxic, causing food poisoning symptoms.  It is not fatal, but is characterized by severe vomiting that is “debilitating”.  Not pleasant!

To avoid this, red and white kidney beans must be thoroughly cooked before eating.  (Since we use beans that have been cooked and dehydrated, there will not be any issues with the toxin.)

For more information: Go to the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety and in the search engine, look up “phytohaemagglutinin”, to find the article.

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