Kidney Beans vs. Pinto Beans

Nutrition comparison of Kidney Beans and Pinto Beans


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of kidney beans versus pinto beans (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in kidney beans and pinto beans:

  • Both pinto beans and kidney beans are high in calcium, calories, dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Kidney bean has more Vitamin B6.
Detailed nutritional comparison of kidney beans and pinto beans is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Kidney Beans (Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, canned, drained solids, rinsed in tap water) and Pinto Beans (Beans, pinto, canned, drained solids) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both pinto beans and kidney beans are high in calories. Pinto bean is very similar to pinto bean for calories - pinto bean has 114 calories per 100 grams and kidney bean has 121 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, kidney beans is similar to pinto beans for protein, carbs and fat. Kidney beans has a macronutrient ratio of 26:67:7 and for pinto beans, 24:69:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Kidney Beans Pinto Beans
Protein 26% 24%
Carbohydrates 67% 69%
Fat 7% 7%
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carbohydrates

Pinto beans and kidney beans contain similar amounts carbs - pinto bean has 20.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and kidney bean has 20.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both pinto beans and kidney beans are high in dietary fiber. Kidney bean has a little more dietary fiber (9%) than pinto bean by weight - pinto bean has 5.5g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and kidney bean has 6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Pinto beans and kidney beans contain similar amounts of sugar - pinto bean has 0.54g of sugar per 100 grams and kidney bean does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Pinto beans and kidney beans contain similar amounts of protein - pinto bean has 7g of protein per 100 grams and kidney bean has 8.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both pinto beans and kidney beans are low in saturated fat - pinto bean has 0.16g of saturated fat per 100 grams and kidney bean has 0.33g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pinto beans and kidney beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - pinto bean has 0.1mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and kidney bean has 0.2mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin E

Kidney beans and pinto beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - kidney bean has 0.03mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and pinto bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Kidney bean has more Vitamin K than pinto bean - kidney bean has 5.7ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and pinto bean does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Kidney bean has more Vitamin B6. Both kidney beans and pinto beans contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate.

Kidney Beans Pinto Beans
Thiamin 0.06 MG 0.052 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.417 MG 0.272 MG
Vitamin B6 0.113 MG ~
Folate 23 UG 24 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both pinto beans and kidney beans are high in calcium. Pinto bean has a little more calcium (9%) than kidney bean by weight - pinto bean has 63mg of calcium per 100 grams and kidney bean has 58mg of calcium.

iron

Pinto beans and kidney beans contain similar amounts of iron - pinto bean has 1.3mg of iron per 100 grams and kidney bean has 1.5mg of iron.

potassium

Both pinto beans and kidney beans are high in potassium. Pinto bean has a little more potassium (10%) than kidney bean by weight - pinto bean has 274mg of potassium per 100 grams and kidney bean has 250mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both kidney beans and pinto beans contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Kidney Beans Pinto Beans
alpha linoleic acid 0.132 G 0.158 G
Total 0.132 G 0.158 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both kidney beans and pinto beans contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Kidney Beans Pinto Beans
linoleic acid 0.217 G 0.115 G
Total 0.217 G 0.115 G



Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Kidney Beans (Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, canned, drained solids, rinsed in tap water) and Pinto Beans (Beans, pinto, canned, drained solids) .

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