With the rising cost of food, family cooks everywhere are faced with the dilemma of finding inexpensive, yet nutritious, foods to prepare for their families. One such item is the pinto bean.
These delicious beans are a staple of many Mexican and Border restaurants and family households throughout the Southwestern part of the country. As Mexican food increases in its’ popularity across the nation, you will find pinto beans prepared in a variety of ways in many eateries from state to state.
Not only are these beans delicious and inexpensive, also they contain an important source of nutrients required by the human body. They contain starch, protein, fiber, iron, vitamin B6, and folic acid. The nutrients are excellent for the digestive system and the heart.
Dry pinto beans are available year-round. They are also available cooked and canned, but the price of the canned beans almost doubles in comparison to the dry beans. The average cost of pinto beans is approximately $1.25 per pound. But…