Pinto beans are a variety of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. They are the most popular bean consumed in the United States and northwestern Mexico. In Spanish, they are called frijol pinto which means "speckled bean." These particular pinto beans are grown in the Pacific Northwest. Pinto beans can be eaten whole, mashed or refried. With an earthy flavor and creamy texture, they easily absorb the aromatics of other ingredients in a recipe. They are commonly used in soups, chili and as a filling in burritos. A nutrient dense legume, they are high in dietary fiber and folate, as well as a good source of protein, phosphorous and manganese. Another health benefit of pinto beans is that they are low in saturated fat.
Imperfect Beans: Less than or equal to 2%
Cooking Time: 1.5-2 hours after soaking
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Suggested Storage: The product shelf life of pinto beans is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. They should be stored under cool, dry conditions in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 18 months from the date of manufacture.
Note: This is a raw agricultural product. Despite the use of modern cleaning equipment, it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. Please examine this product before cooking. This product is intended to be cooked before consumption.The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.