Product Review: Edgell Red Kidney Bean Salad

Product: Edgell Red Kidney Bean Salad (200g)

Nutrition per 100g: Energy 506 kJ (357 kcal), Protein 6.2 g, Fat 2.1 g of which saturates 0.3 g Carbohydrates 16.1 g of which sugars 4.3 g, Sodium 234 mg, Dietary fibre 6.2g

Ingredients: Legumes (52%) (red kidney beans, small black beans), vegetables (25%) (sweet corn, carrot), quinoa (16%), brown sugar, garlic, lemon juice, sugar, vegetable oils (sunflower, olive), salt, sweet paprika, smoked paprika (0.3%), white pepper.

What I like about it? We were in Perth for a holiday and I bought one of this as my emergency food supply. It proves to be quite handy during travelling. The bean salad is ready-to-eat (I brought camping cutlery). It is a good source of protein, fibre and legumes are excellent source of low glycaemic index carbohydrates. It is surprising filling for a small tub. It has quite a mild spiced flavour which I really like.

What I don't like about it? It is still quite high in sodium. However when you are in the service station in the middle of Perth, this with a piece of fruit will do me for a light lunch.

Would I give them to my children? Yes if we are short of time to prepare our own bean salad for picnics etc.

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