When we think of pinto beans most of us don't immediately think "that's a great source of" anything in particular, but these little legumes are packed with fiber, folate, protein, and a host of other nutrients we need daily. While there are perceived drawbacks to eating the "magical fruit" as my kid brother was known to call them, a good pre-soak will drastically reduce the gas-causing compounds (Oligosaccharides) which make it to your stomach. Check out the recipes and fun facts below for more!
Did you know?
Dove Creek Colorado is the self-proclaimed pinto bean capital of the world
1 cup of cooked pinto beans has 15g protein, 15g dietary fiber, and only 1g fat.
Pinto Bean Omelet
Sweet potato hush puppies with Pinto Beans
Bean Soup with cornbread