The kidney bean is a variety of the common bean. It is named for its visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney.Â Dried kidney beans need soaking and should be cooked carefully because they contain toxins on the outer skin when raw, which are rendered harmless by boiling.Â They're great in mixed bean salads and stews such as chilli con carne.
Lentil is an edible pulse.
It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, known for its lens-shaped seeds.
Lentils are so versatile, cheap and delicious.
You can use them in a healthy soup, in Indian dal, or to add extra texture to a pumpkin stew or rice dish.