Mix pinto beans creamy pink texture with whole grains like brown rice and you will get a high quality protein meal practically free from fat. You can commonly find dried pinto beans in bulk bins and prepackaged containers.
Both dried and canned pinto beans are available all year round.
According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, pinto beans boast of a beige background sprinkled with splashes of reddish brown color. They look a bit like small painted canvasses that earned them their name pinto, a Spanish term that means painted.
Once cooked, these colored splotches of pinto beans disappear, making them turn into a beautiful pink color.
Pinto beans are known for their numerous health benefits.
Pinto beans have been discovered to be good source of fiber that helps lower cholesterol just like other types of beans. Aside from their ability to help lower cholesterol, the high fiber content of pinto beans can also prevent levels of blood sugar from rising too fast after a meal.
This makes the beans especially great option for people with insulin resistance, hypoglycemia, or diabetes. Pinto beans are great sources of molybdenum, folate, protein, vitamin B6, vitamin B1 and minerals including potassium, manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and copper.
Ready Nutrition shares a complete guide on how to grow pinto beans from seed.
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