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Dark red kidney beans

A bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a large plant seed belonging to the family Fabaceae, formerly referred to as Leguminosae. Beans originated in the Americas, but spread to the Old World as a result of the Columbian Exchange.

There are many types of beans, including:

  • Kidney beans
  • Lima beans
  • Navy beans
  • Great northern beans
  • Pinto beans