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Pinto Beans

Nutritional Information

1 cup, pinto beans

  • Calories 206
  • Calories from Fat 17.46
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 1.94g3%
  • Saturated Fat 0.401g2%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.389g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.694g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 706mg29%
  • Potassium 583mg17%
  • Total Carbohydrate 36.6g12%
  • Dietary Fiber 11g44%
  • Sugars 0.53g
  • Protein 11.66g23%
  • Calcium 10mg1%
  • Iron 19mg106%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 4%

When In Season:

    Colorado: January (early) - December (late)

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Pinto Beans on Wikipedia:

``Navy Bean`` redirects here. For the Tracy Bonham song, see Navy Bean (song). Phaseolus vulgaris Plant with immature fruit Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Fabales Family: Fabaceae Subfamily: Faboideae Tribe: Phaseoleae Genus: Phaseolus Species: P. vulgaris Binomial name Phaseolus vulgaris L.

The common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, is an herbaceous annual plant domesticated independently in ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes, and now grown worldwide for its edible bean, popular both dry and as a green bean. The leaf is occasionally used as a leaf vegetable, and the straw is used for fodder. Botanically, the common bean is classified as a dicotyledon. Beans, squash and maize constituted the ``Three Sisters`` that provided the foundation of Native American agriculture. Beans are a legume and thus acquire their nitrogen through an association with rhizobia, a species of nitrogen-fixing bacteria. 18.3 million tonnes of dry common beans and 6.6 million tonnes of green beans were grown worldwide in 2007.[1] The other major type of beans is broad beans (Vicia faba), of which only 3.7 million tonnes were grown in 2007. The commercial production of beans is well-distributed worldwide with countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, South and North America all among the top bean growers. Brazil and India are the largest producers of dry beans while China produces, by far, the largest amount of green beans, almost as much as the rest of the top ten growers altogether.[1]

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Top Ten Dry Bean Producers (million metric ton), 2007  Brazil 3.2  India 3.0  Myanmar 1.7