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Pinto Beans

Also Known As : Mottled beans
Technical Name : Phaseolus vulgaris


Taste Profile

Pinto beans have an earthy flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Pinto beans are usually served with rice, soups, stews and mexican food.


Pinto beans are small red-brown beans with pinkish streaks on it. These are like kidney beans that are grown for food in southwestern America.

Health benefits

  • Folate present in it is beneficial for pregnant women.(1)
  • It helps to detoxify the body.(1)
  • It is rich in potassium that reduces hypertension.(1)
  • It contain iron which helps to prevent anemia.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose pinto beans that look plump, wrinkled free and uniform in colour.


Pinto beans can cause gas, stomach cramping and flatulence. People with thyroid cancer must avoid eating pinto beans as it can increase the iodine levels.(2)

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