Convenient & safe storage: Our red kidney beans are certified organic and non-GMO, and come in six-gallon buckets (or pails… another word for the same container), containing 40 lbs. net weight. When you store Red Kidney Beans at home, they need to be protected in a couple of ways. First, they need to be protected from a variety of little critters who’d like to get to them before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your Red Kidney Beans from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our Red Kidney Beans come in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket, because air consists almost entirely of oxygen and nitrogen. (The oxygen absorber packets themselves are completely food-safe, being made of powdered iron and salt, which are kept separate from the product itself.) Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put “on hold” in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your Red Kidney Beans enjoy complete peace and quiet until you want to use them.