Pinto beans have 195 calories per cup or 114 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.
69 percent of calories in pinto beans are from carbohydrates, 24% of calories are from protein and 7% of calories are from fat.
The majority, or 69% of the calories in pinto beans are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in pinto beans are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (34%, 3% and 63%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of pinto beans contains 38% of recommended daily values or 9.4 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 9.4 g
- Sugar: 0.9 g
- Starch: 17.5 g
A small portion, or 7% the calories in pinto beans are from fat. Pinto beans are very low in total fat, with 1.5 grams per cup. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in pinto beans are healthier unsaturated fats:
There is no significant amounts of
cholestrol in pinto beans.
- Total fat: 1.5 g
- Saturated fat: 0.3 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.3 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5 g
Pinto beans are a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.27 grams for every cup. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 0.27 g
Also a source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of pinto beans contain a total of 0.2 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in pinto beans come from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in pinto beans is 0.7: 1.
Some other legume or legume products with similar calories to pinto beans by weight: