Kidney beans, Phaseolus vulgaris L. family Fabaceae have become popular all over the world due to its health benefits as well as their savory texture. Kidney beans are termed as “king of Nutrition”. Brazil is top producer of kidney beans in the world. The area produces quality red beans, called Lobia locally, which is known for its nutritious value for being a rich source of protein. It is generally cultivated during June and harvested in October/November. According to Saeed ur Rehman, a Dir-based farmer, lobia is widely cultivated in Dir, Chitral, Kohistan and Shangla. “Lobia produced in Thal Kohistan, Barawal Dir and Bamboret valley in Chitral is especially liked for its softness, taste and quality. The cooler the area, the better is the crop production. Hundreds of tons of red beans produced in the area has a market in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Sindh and is even exported.