May 14/Tualatin, Ore. -- New USDA Certified Organic baked and refried beans from Pacific Foods are made with simple, quality, non-GMO ingredients and slow-cooked to perfection. Furthermore, the company notes, Pacific seals in the naturally rich flavor and creamy texture of its beans using BPA-free cartons.

“Building flavors that highlight the pure integrity of natural ingredients is what sets Pacific products apart,” said Kevin Tisdale, vice president of Marketing for Pacific Foods. “Beans are such a basic staple in everyone’s pantry; we wanted to make the best product people could buy. Our organic ingredients are carefully sourced from non-GMO farms and suppliers, slowly cooked and sealed at the height of perfection. It’s a great addition to our growing line of family favorites.”

The new line-up includes:

  • Organic Refried Pinto Beans
  • Organic Refried Pinto Beans Vegetarian
  • Organic Refried Black Beans Vegetarian
  • Organic Refried Black Beans with Green Chiles (Vegetarian)
  • Organic Baked Beans Vegetarian
  • Organic Baked Beans with Pork

Rich in plant-based protein and fiber the products are not only healthy, they’re extremely versatile. Pacific’s organic refried beans can be used in traditional Mexican dishes, as a meat alternative for lasagnas and pizzas, and even for thickening up creamy soups.

Pacific’s organic baked beans offer a convenient, cookout alternative to cans, great for the 51% of consumers planning to serve baked beans as a side dish at outdoor gatherings this summer, according to a 2012 Supermarket Guru consumer study.

Pacific organic beans have up to seven grams of protein per serving and are available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide now and with availability expanding to select natural food stores and national grocers later this spring.