Diefenbaker Seed Processors Ltd. is a processor and exporter of a wide variety of beans. These include Red Kidney Beans, Dark Red Kidney Beans, Small Red Kidney Beans, Navy Beans, Black Beans, and Pinto Beans.
Light Red Kidney Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Light Red Kidney Beans are medium size elongated beans. Kidneys are very popular beans largely because of their deep, full flavor and smooth texture. The Kidney is one of the most common beans in most kitchens; it is the basic standby for chili and baked beans.
Dark Red Kidney Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Dark Red Kidney Beans are medium size elongated beans. The Dark Red Kidneys are a dark amber color; the color is constituent and smooth with no markings. Kidneys are very popular beans largely because of their deep, full flavor and smooth texture. The Kidney is one of the most common beans in most kitchens; it is the basic standby for chili and baked beans.
Small Red Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Also known as: Habichuelas and Habas Paquenos Colorados, or Red Mexican.
Small Red Beans are a plump, round bean with a deep brick red color. This bean is about 1/2 inch long with a mild flavor and firm texture.
This is a bush bean rather than a vine bean. This is the bean famous in the Southern dish Red Beans and Rice.
Navy Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Also known as: Alubius Chica, or White Pea.
The Navy Bean is related to the Kidney Bean and the most widely known bean in the white bean family. This bean is a small oval shaped white bean about 3/8 inch long. Navy Beans have a mild flavor and mealy texture. The name comes from the fact that since the mid-1800's, this bean was a staple for the U.S. Navy. The Navy Bean absorbs flavor easily so it works well for soups.
Black Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Also known as: Black Turtle, or Preto.
Black Turtle Beans are related to the Kidney Bean. Black Turtle Beans are also known as Black Beans. Turtle Beans are small, kidney shaped with a slight rectangular look. These beans are black, shiny and have a slight mushroom flavor. Black Beans hold their shape when cooked and absorb flavors well. Native to South America, Black Turtle Beans are an important ingredient in Brazilian and Cuban dishes.
Pinto Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
The Pinto Bean is related to the Kidney Bean. This bean is 1/2 inch long; mottled pink and brown with yellow at the keel. The Pinto offers a full bodied, earthy flavor with a mealy texture. The Pinto Bean is used to make refried beans. The Pinto Bean originated in Central Mexico and is popular in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines.