Pinto beans have 195 calories per cup or 114 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.
69% 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. Most of the fat in pinto beans are healthier unsaturated fats.
Pinto beans are cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat 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: