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Where do pinto beans come from? South America

By |2017-06-22T22:02:55+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, South America|

Pinto Beans (USDA photo) Beans evolved along with the other flowering plants about 360 million years ago. Bean plants are a kind of vine or bush, and the beans grow in pods. There are lots of beans that grow wild in Africa and Asia, so people were already used to eating beans before [...]

Healthy refried beans – Food history project

By |2017-12-05T15:48:46+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Central America, Food|

Tacos with refried beans inside (thanks to Taco Bell) You've probably already eaten refried beans lots of times, but if you haven't, why not start now by having a taco with refried beans in it for lunch or dinner? Mexican restaurants There are lots of Mexican restaurants all over the United States where [...]