Today, I offered Ahalya Kidney Beans for breakfast with oats and banana. It was her 45th ingredient to try.
Kidney beans contain many vitamins, chief among them being vitamin B9, vitamin B1 and vitamin K1 – all vital to the healthy development of a baby. Key minerals in these beans include iron, phosphorous, manganese, copper and potassium.
Kidney beans are also an excellent source of molybdenum, an integral component of the enzyme sulfide oxidase, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfides – a type of preservative commonly added to prepared foods.
By providing slow burning complex carbohydrates, kidney beans can increase your child’s energy by helping to replenish iron stores. Thiamine found in the bean helps maintain memory and their abundance of soluble fiber helps clear out the digestive tract while alleviating constipation.
They are also full of high quality protein and are known to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.
Kidney beans can be toxic when consumed raw, so make sure you have cooked it completely before offering it to your little one.