What's the difference between pinto and pinta beans?

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SKK May 29, 2011
What I mean to say is they can be used interchangeably - the pinto bean is from Mexico and is named because it is striped - like a pinto horse. The alubia pinta alavesa, or the "Alavese pinto bean", is a red variety of the pinto bean from Spain.
 
SKK May 29, 2011
They are both the same thing.
 
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