All-purpose, rosy, pink bean with a mildly sweet taste and creamy texture. Pintos are the most popular bean in America. They are spotted when dry and turn a pale rose color when cooked. The Spanish word for painted is pinto. Pinto and black turtle beans are primary in Mexican dishes and interchangeable in recipes. They make great soup and stew. Pintos are common in Italian pasta and bean soup Pasta Fagioli. No salt added to BPA, BPS, and phthalate-free cans since 1999.