Eden Organic Spicy Pintos are pinto beans with red chili and jalapeno peppers blended in a lively, rich red sauce, expertly prepared at our certified organic and pareve cannery. Beans are soaked overnight and thoroughly cooked with purified water and carefully selected ingredients including our own organic tomato puree, organic shoyu soy sauce, and organic herbs and organic spices.
Eden Organic Beans are packed in steel cans coated with a baked on oleoresinous c-enamel that does not contain the endocrine disrupter chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA). Oleoresin is a natural mixture of an oil and a resin extracted from various plants, such as pine or balsam fir. These cans cost 14% more than the industry standard cans that do contain BPA. The can maker, Ball Corporation, tells us that Eden is the only U.S. food maker to date to use these BPA free cans and we have been since April 1999.
These pinto beans are selected at the farm from our dedicated network of organic USA family growers. The growers' constant care and vital organic soil produce the world's most appealing and nutritious food.
For the third time in 2004 Eden Organic Beans received the highest rating for flavor and nourishment in exhaustive comparison studies of canned beans by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in their Nutrition Action Healthletter. Eden Organic Refried Beans were named 'Best Buy' and number one for nutrition among 38 brands with salt added. In 2004 Eden beans were rated as favorites by Men's Health and Child Magazine. In the June 2006 article "125 Best Foods for Men," Men's Health again rated Eden Beans as the best beans for having great flavor, being heart healthy, promoting weight loss and offering "The highest fiber with the least amount of sodium" among all other brands.
Pinto beans Phaseolus vulgaris are medium, round and light rosy beige. They are native to North America and one of the most important beans in Mexican cooking.
According to the FDA, "Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Organic Spicy Pinto Beans are low fat and an excellent source of dietary fiber, providing 28 percent daily value per serving. They are also a good source of potassium, protein, iron, magnesium, and zinc.
Most seasoned beans contain refined sugar, harsh salt, chemical processing aids, preservatives, and meat products. Commercial canners put chemicals in with beans to harden the skins so that they won't fall apart in the can as they cook. They also add a chemical to hold the color. Eden organic beans come out perfect with none of these additives. Because of the vital soil that produces them, their much higher mineral content and stronger skins allow them to be cooked without need of processing chemicals, and their vibrant colors hold fast. Eden's cannery, Meridian Foods located in East central Indiana has a long standing reputation for putting out cooked canned beans of a better quality, fill, and finish than any other cannery in the United States.
Studies show beans contain a wealth of 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.
Use Eden Organic Spicy Pintos to make the Quick Spicy Pinto Bean Dip in our recipe section or our famous Two Bean Spicy Chili Corn Bread Pie. Perfect for chili and side dishes too.