Eden Pinto Beans are selected at the farm through our dedicated network of organic family growers. The growers' constant care and vital organic soil produce the world's most appealing and nutritious food.
Eden Pinto Beans are the most delicious and nourishing because they're grown in living soil, free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers for decades. Because of the vital, rich soil that produced them, they have a much high mineral content and stronger skins that hold fast their vibrant colors when cooked. These organically grown beans are a perfect food.
Pinto beans Phaseolus vulgaris are a member of the kidney bean family and originated in Mexico. They are medium, round, and light rosy beige. An all purpose bean, perfect for Mexican food.
According to the FDA, "Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke," "Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors," and "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Pinto Beans are a good source of potassium, protein, iron, thiamin (B1), phosphorus, magnesium and copper. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber and folate (vitamin B9), and are naturally fat free and sodium free.
Studies show beans contain antioxidants similar to those in fruits and berries. "Beans are really loaded with antioxidant compounds," said Clifford Beninger, Ph.D., an environmental biologist and former researcher for the USDA's Bean Research Unit. "We didn't know how potent they were until now. In general darker colored seed coats were associated with higher levels of flavonoids, and therefore higher antioxidant activity." Researchers tested the antioxidant activity of flavonoids found in 12 common varieties of dry beans. They found one class of compounds in particular, anthocyanins, were the most active antioxidants in beans. These findings add antioxidant activity to a growing list of healthy compounds found in beans and legumes. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Beans are an important source of two essential amino acids not found in many cereal grains, lysine and threonine. Whole grains complement beans and together deliver complete protein. Enjoying a variety of beans in combination with whole grain is a good step toward healthy living.
Eden Pinto Beans can be boiled, baked, or pressure cooked and used in soups, stews, casseroles, salad, dips and spread, refried beans or soaked and pressure cooked with organic grains.
To cook Eden Pinto Beans, wash the beans and soak with water to cover for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Discard the soaking water and boil for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or pressure cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.