IQF Pinto Beans Information and Supply
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Uren can supply individually quick frozen (IQF) pinto beans packaged and delivered either directly or into a cold store for service deliveries. As leading UK suppliers of IQF vegetables, we can source and provide pinto beans in quantities to suit food manufacturing and foodservice needs.
Originating from Latin America and the American South-west, they are a member of the Phaseolus vulgaris family. Pinto beans are well-known for their rust-coloured speckles that disappear when cooked. These beans are widely used in American, Tex Mex and Mexican cuisine. You will mainly know them for their use in the Mexican dish refried beans. They are a delicious, nutritious, and versatile ingredient.
Pinto beans may be small, but they contain an impressive number of vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein, fibre and folate as well as minerals such as phosphorus and manganese. They are also incredibly low in saturated fat and cholesterol, making them a great addition to healthy eating and diet foods.
IQF pinto beans have the same pinkish-orange colour, texture, delicious taste, and impressive nutritional profile of fresh pinto beans with the convenience and longer shelf life of a frozen product.
Uren’s IQF pinto beans are sourced from our expert, accredited growers and are grown to industry standards. The pinto beans are harvested once the beans have matured. Farmers pick the bean pods off the plants, collect them up and take them to the factory to be de-shelled, washed, and thoroughly inspected for defects. The pinto beans are then rapidly frozen at extremely low temperatures to ensure maximum freshness and a free-flowing product.
Shelf life: 24 months from production
Packaged in 12kg cartons.
Minimum order quantity: 1 pallet
IQF pinto beans application
Uren’s IQF pinto beans can be used in a wide variety of manufacturing and foodservice industries to create a range of different products. These include but are not limited to:
- Ready meals – IQF pinto beans can be used in the production of both fresh and frozen ready meals in dishes such as stew, curry, stir-fry, and popular Mexican, American and Tex-Mex dishes such as refried beans, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, chilli-con-carne, quesadillas, and burritos.
- Soups, broths and sauces.
- Pre-made salads.
- Vegan and vegetarian meals – pinto beans are an excellent source of protein and are a staple meal where meat is unavailable. They are therefore a great alternative to meat in a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
- Health foods – pinto beans are rich in many essential nutrients and vitamins. They are a brilliant source of dietary fibre and folate, are naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol and have a number of health benefits. They are therefore a popular addition in many health foods, low calorie and weight loss products.
Uren can supply IQF pinto beans in volumes tailored to your business needs at a competitive market price. As leading suppliers of IQF fruit and vegetables throughout the UK, we have years of experience sourcing and delivering high-quality products to a variety of industries. Contact us today to discuss your business requirements, and our friendly team of experts will be more than happy to help. To find out more about our IQF Vegetables click here.