How to Select Pinto Beans
- Pinto beans are often available canned. Pay attention to the expiration date when purchasing.
- Pinto beans are also available pre-cooked and ready to eat in pouches from Bare Beans.
- When selecting dried pinto beans, avoid packages containing broken, shriveled, or crushed beans. Avoid any beans that contain tiny pinholes, as these may indicate a bug infestation.
- Ensure the package you choose is intact and tightly sealed. Avoid any packages with holes or tears.
- Dried beans are a raw agricultural product and should be washed and cooked according to package directions. There is always a chance for small rocks or dirt to be inside bean packaging.
How to Store Pinto Beans
How To Store Dried Pinto Beans: Store dried pinto beans in an airtight container like a jar or sealable plastic bag. Remove any broken beans or rocks before storage. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from sunlight, like your pantry. Dried pinto beans are best if used within 1 year.
How To Store Canned Pinto Beans: Keep canned pinto beans in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Canned pinto beans will keep for up to 1 year.
How To Store Bare Beans Pinto Bean Pouches: Use or freeze by the date on the pouch. Use within 5 days of opening. Always keep refrigerated.