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Germination is the process of plant growth from a seed or spore. Kidney beans usually germinate within a week of planting, provided that they are kept moist. More »

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A white kidney bean is a variety of kidney bean which has a significantly lower concentration of the toxic substance hemagglutinin than other kidney beans. The white kidney bean is considered by some to be a superfood be... More »

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To cook dried red kidney beans, transfer them to a pie plate, and pick through the beans to remove any stones, broken beans or leaves. Rinse the dried beans in a colander, and soak them if desired by covering them with c... More »

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