½ cup boiled= 99 Calories
Pinto beans have a beige background strewn with reddish brown splashes of color. They are like little painted canvases, a la Jackson Pollack; hence their name “pinto,” which in Spanish means “painted.” When cooked, their colored splotches disappear, and they become a beautiful pink color with a delightfully creamy texture. 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.
FIBER: 60% of your daily value in a single serving.
FOLATE: 75% of your daily value in a single serving.
IRON: One cup provides you one third of your daily value.
PROTEIN: An excellent source. Vegetarians should target pinto beans as a means to maintain their body mass.
MOLYBDENUM: Packed with this nervous system and energy boosting element.