Pinto beans are most commonly used for refried beans and in many dishes. Rice and pinto beans served with cornbread or corn tortillas are often a staple meal where meat is unavailable; in this combination the amino acids make it a complete protein source. Pinto Beans are often used in chili con carne, although other beans most notably kidney beans, black beans.
Pinto Beans grow across Latin America and the American South-west
Pinto beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other beans. In addition to lowering cholesterol, pinto beans' high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. When combined with whole grains such as brown rice, pinto beans provide virtually fat-free, high quality protein.
Pinto beans are also an excellent source of molybdenum, a very good source of folate, and a good source of protein and vitamin B1 as well as the minerals phosphorus, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.
The 500g bag is ideal for the occasional bean user, or for those just experimenting with a new product; if you are experimenting try a few different beans and then decide what you like best.
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