One cup of cooked pinto beans contains 245 calories, 15.41 grams of protein, 15.39 grams of dietary fiber, 44.84 grams of carbohydrates, 1.7 milligrams of sodium and 1.11 grams of total fat. Pinto beans are considered one of the world's healthiest foods as they are extremely low in fat and sodium and a great source of protein, folate, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, fiber and phosphorous.
One cup of cooked pinto beans has 128.25 micrograms of molybdenum, a great source of folate, 294.12 micrograms of folate, 0.37 milligrams of copper, 0.77 milligrams of manganese, 251.37 milligrams of phosphorous, 0.33 milligrams of vitamin B1, 0.39 milligrams of vitamin B6, 85.50 milligrams of magnesium, 745.56 milligrams of potassium and 3.57 milligrams of iron.
For the daily values (DV) recommended of each vitamin and mineral, just one serving of pinto beans provides 285 percent of molybdenum, 74 percent of folate, 62 percent of fiber, 41 percent of copper, 39 percent of manganese, 36 percent of phosphorous, 31 percent of protein, 28 percent of vitamin B1, 23 percent of vitamin B6, 21 percent of magnesium, 21 percent of potassium and 20 percent of iron.
Due to their molybdenum content, pinto beans are efficient at detoxifying sulfites consumed in other foods as well.