This page talks about dry bean nutrition. Dry beans come in a variety of types and colors. For the purpose of this article we are going to focus on the pinto bean.
Pinto beans are the mature seeds of a type of legume. Usually preserved by drying or canning, pinto beans are tan with streaks of reddish brown, which disappear as the beans cook.
A nutritious food, pinto beans are high in protein, carbohydrates but low in fat. They also provide a significant amount of certain vitamins and minerals and are high in dietary fiber.
A one cup serving of pinto beans provides around 245 calories.
See more by going to Pinto Bean Nutrition.
Now there are all kinds of dry beans as indicated in the picture below.
Dry beans, when dried properly and kept dry will last forever for cooking. For growing, the bean seeds will be good for about 3 to 5 years.
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