Kidney beans are so-called, because they are shaped like a kidney, and they usually hold their shape when cooked. One of the other nice features of kidney beans is that they absorb the flavor of the seasonings with which they are being cooked. They are high in protein and very nutritious. The #10 Can holds approximately 5.5 pounds/12 cups of kidney beans.
Be prepared and have your food storage on hand!
Each #10 can is sealed with an oxygen absorber. If stored in a cool, dry place, beans should last 10+ years. In an emergency situation, boiling the beans in water for 20 minutes will kill any bacteria and will still give you some nutrition.