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How do you make beans less gassy when cooking?
My method for lessening the gas-producing properties of the beans was to always add 1 tsp. baking soda to the cooking water (after soaking and pouring off the soaking water and rinsing with cold water). To prevent the taste of the soda, I also added 1 tab. granulated sugar.
How do you get sugar out of beans before cooking?
If you鈥檙e cooking beans from scratch, place them in hot water and allow to soak for several hours before cooking. A second soak using fresh water can reduce the offending sugars even further. Discard the soaking water and use fresh water to cook the beans.
Can baking soda help reduce sugar content in beans?
Yes indeed, research dating back more than 25 years (鈥淓ffect of Processing on Flatus-Producing Factors in Legumes鈥? found that adding baking soda to the soak water of dried beans before cooking (about 1/16 teaspoon per quart) significantly decreases the content of the raffinose family of sugars.
Do you add baking soda to soak beans before cooking?
I HATE the gas they create after eating – BUT – let me tell you that this adding baking soda to the soaking water really works. When I cook 1 C. of dried beans, I add 1 tsp. baking soda to the soaking water. Soak overnight. Then you have to rinse real, real well.