Pinto Beans vs. Peas

Nutrition comparison of Pinto Beans and Peas


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

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

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

  • Both peas and pinto beans are high in dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Pea has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Pea is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Pinto bean has 9.5 times less sugar than pea.
  • Pinto bean is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of pinto beans and peas 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: Pinto Beans (Beans, pinto, canned, drained solids) and Peas (Peas, green, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Pinto bean is high in calories and pea has 29% less calories than pinto bean - pea has 81 calories per 100 grams and pinto bean has 114 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, pinto beans is similar to peas for protein, carbs and fat. Pinto beans has a macronutrient ratio of 24:69:7 and for peas, 26:69:5 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Pinto Beans Peas
Protein 24% 26%
Carbohydrates 69% 69%
Fat 7% 5%
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carbohydrates

Peas and pinto beans contain similar amounts carbs - pea has 14.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and pinto bean has 20.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both peas and pinto beans are high in dietary fiber. Pea has a little more dietary fiber (4%) than pinto bean by weight - pea has 5.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and pinto bean has 5.5g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Pinto bean has 9.5 times less sugar than pea - pea has 5.7g of sugar per 100 grams and pinto bean has 0.54g of sugar.



Protein

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Peas and pinto beans contain similar amounts of protein - pea has 5.4g of protein per 100 grams and pinto bean has 7g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both peas and pinto beans are low in saturated fat - pea has 0.07g of saturated fat per 100 grams and pinto bean has 0.16g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pea is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 399 times more Vitamin C than pinto bean - pea has 40mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and pinto bean has 0.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Pea has more Vitamin A than pinto bean - pea has 38ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and pinto bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Peas and pinto beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pea has 0.13mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and pinto bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Pea has more Vitamin K than pinto bean - pea has 24.8ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and pinto bean does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Pea has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Pinto Beans Peas
Thiamin 0.052 MG 0.266 MG
Riboflavin 0.019 MG 0.132 MG
Niacin 0.272 MG 2.09 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.104 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.169 MG
Folate 24 UG 65 UG

Minerals

calcium

Pinto bean is an excellent source of calcium and it has 152% more calcium than pea - pea has 25mg of calcium per 100 grams and pinto bean has 63mg of calcium.

iron

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

potassium

Both peas and pinto beans are high in potassium. Pea is very similar to pea for potassium - pea has 244mg of potassium per 100 grams and pinto bean has 274mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, pinto bean has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than pea per 100 grams.

Pinto Beans Peas
alpha linoleic acid 0.158 G 0.035 G
Total 0.158 G 0.035 G

omega 6s

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

Pinto Beans Peas
linoleic acid 0.115 G 0.152 G
Total 0.115 G 0.152 G



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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: Pinto Beans (Beans, pinto, canned, drained solids) and Peas (Peas, green, raw) .

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