Hi, I'm Stella Metsovas and today, we're going to talk about the digestion process of a kidney bean. It actually can relate to most beans. So, let's talk about carbohydrate digestion because a kidney bean contains carbohydrates of course. Your body begins to digest kidney beans from the enzyme amylase the minute you begin chewing. Pancreatic juice converts the starch ready for the small intestine. Enzymes found in the small intestine convert the kidney bean into glucose molecules where it flows in your blood stream and carries to the liver where it's stored as glycogen. Kidney beans are also very high in fiber which is not digestible. One cup of cooked kidney beans contains more than 45 percent of the daily recommended intake of fiber. Fiber comes in two forms, soluble and insoluble. And kidney beans have both. Kidney beans also contain protein and did you know that one cup of cooked kidney beans provides over 15 grams of protein? Protein is digested a little differently from carbohydrates because it actually begins in the stomach where enzymes break down the protein into molecules. Enzymes from the small intestine and pancreas continue to break down the protein molecules into smaller molecules to become amino acids. The small intestine then carries those amino acids into the bloodstream all over the body for growth and repair.