Are Pinto Beans Vegan?
Yes! Pinto Beans are a legume and naturally vegan. Our favorite pinto beans are HERE. It’s important to note that sometimes canned pinto beans will be in a sauce that may include animal byproducts but straight up canned pinto beans and dry pinto beans are vegan. Pinto beans are the base for refried beans, which sometimes have lard added (and would not be vegan) so it would be important to look for vegetarian refried beans or make your own from pinto beans. Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and protein (about 8 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein per 1/2 cup serving). Check out a variety of pinto bean options HERE.
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