WHICH CANNED RED KIDNEY BEANS ARE CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE?
CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™ - CANNED KIDNEY BEANS
Canned Kidney Beans are certainly convenient and tasty, but what’s inside those cans?
Bush’s brand Kidney Beans contain added sugar >> 1/2 cup of each of the two Bush’s Kidney Beans shown below has 3 grams of sugar in 1/2 cup. (Source for ingredients: Bush’s Foodservice Web site 9/16/19)
Bush’s does not provide ingredient information on their consumer Web site. (Source: Bush’s Web site 9/6/19)
BUSH’S KIDNEY BEANS ARE BANNED AT WHOLE FOODS
These Bush’s Kidney Beans are both banned at Whole Foods Market for containing the chemical Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid which Whole Foods cites as “unacceptable in food.” (Source for banned ingredients: Whole Foods Web site 9/19)
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid goes by the seemingly innocuous acronym of EDTA.
In addition to the Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid, Bush’s Kidney Beans also contain other Not In Kitchen™ ingredients like Dextrose and Calcium Chloride >> these are commercial items that we do not have at home in our kitchens.
GOYA RED KIDNEY BEANS CONTAIN CHEMICALS: Similar to Bush’s, Goya’s Red Kidney Beans are banned at Whole Foods Market because they contain Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid. Goya’s Kidney Beans also contain another Not In Kitchen™ ingredient, the chemical preservative of Calcium Chloride. (Source for ingredients: Goya Web site 9/6/19)
TARGET’S MARKET PANTRY BRAND RED KIDNEY BEANS CONTAIN NOT IN KITCHEN™ INGREDIENTS LIKE CORN SYRUP, CALCIUM CHLORIDE AND THE DISODIUM EDTA. (Source for ingredients: Target Web site 9/6/19)
Q: Would you expect Target’s Market Pantry Canned Light Red Kidney Beans to contain added Corn Syrup?
Not that Target would seek distribution of their products at Whole Foods, but Whole Foods would not accept these Kidney Beans, regardless. However, Whole Foods would theoretically accept Target’s Simply Balanced Kidney Beans which we see on the Closest To Homemade™ chart as last chart here >> Target’s Simply Balanced Kidney Beans contain only Organic Red Kidney Beans + Water + Salt.
OTHER BRANDS OF CANNED RED KIDNEY BEANS CONTAIN ADDED INGREDIENTS LIKE SUGAR, CORN SYRUP AND MAN-MADE CHEMICALS. Allens, Kuner’s and Hanover Kidney Beans all have added sweetener(s). Allens and Hanover contain the chemicals Calcium Chloride and Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid, while Rienzi contains the chemical preservative Calcium Chloride. (Source for ingredients: Brands’ Web sites 9/15/19)
CLOSEST TO HOMEMADE™ BRANDS OF CANNED KIDNEY BEANS: These have no chemical preservatives, no added sweeteners and use USDA Organic Kidney Beans. The CTH™ brands include Non-GMO Project Verified Westbrae Natural, Eden Foods, Non-GMO Project Verified Whole Foods 365, Jovial from Italy, Non-GMO Project Verified Field Day and Target’s Simply Balanced brand.