Red Speckled Kidney Beans
Red speckled kidney bean is a new high nutrient bean variety in Zimbabwe. It is also known as Nua 45. It takes 90 days to mature. The seed size is large and kidney shaped. Fits well in crop rotation systems or as a relay crop. Cultivation ranges from small beds in gardens to bigger plots in the field which means that it is a variety that rural farmers, small scale as well as large scale farmers. The red speckled kidney bean is rich in proteins, minerals and fibre offering a balanced nutrition for children and adults. It is also a good source of Iron (95 mg/kg) & Zinc (38 mg/kg). It reduces anemia in pregnant women.