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Legume of the month: Pinto beans

Legume of the month: Pinto beans The most commonly eaten type of bean in the United States, pinto beans are especially popular in southern states, where they may be known as frijoles (Spanish for “beans”) or cowboy beans. These oval, tan-colored beans are mottled with reddish-brown streaks, making them appear painted (pinto means “painted” in Spanish).…

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