View Full Version : kidney beans driving me crazy...

02-05-2008, 03:59 PM
Iv been trying to find the nutrtional info of kidney beans and i keep getting different answers from different site. They aren't even close to each other!

Type: Mature kidney beans raw, 1 cup:
Fitday: Protein: 41g
Carbs: 112
Fat: 1
Calories: 620

Peer Trainer: Protein: 13
Carbs: 40
Fat 1
Calories: 218

The calorie counter: Protein: 4.3
Carb: 6.7
fats: 7.7 ?!?!?

All I want is one clear, correct, answer! Can anyone help me?

02-05-2008, 04:12 PM
Use the nutritional value on the side of the can.

The difference in values you posted might be due to how the beans are prepared. A cup of uncooked beans will be very different from a cup of cooked beans. Beans absorb a lot of water while cooking.

Generally speaking, kidney beans are a good source of fiber.

02-05-2008, 04:18 PM
What above said, read the packaging. If you're cooking them yourself from dry, there should be nutritional info on the bag.

Jules Verne
02-05-2008, 04:18 PM
the first two are close. The last one has fat added.

I did see someone having a problem with this before. The carb/protein ratio was the same, but the amount (calories) per 100g varied by 30% or more (with minimal fat - just raw beans). Everything was just scaled.

EDIT: it could have been the cooking/soaking method, the stats may not have been for dry beans, don't exactly remember.

02-05-2008, 04:25 PM
If there was a nutritional label i wouldn't be having this problem lol.