100g = 99 calories, 8g fibre, 7g protein, 0.13g saturated fat THE BENEFITS An excellent source of fibre and folate, pinto beans are also a good source of energyboosting B vitamins and iron. One study published in the American
Journal Of Clinical Nutrition found that pinto beans contain powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, which can help to prevent certain cancers, including breast. Another study found that half a cup a day can help lower cholesterol levels.
HOW TO EAT THEM Cook up a Middle Eastern or Mexican storm of burritos, tacos, salads and soups.