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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.
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.
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.
Does cumin help with gas when cooking beans?
Moral of the story: Adding cumin to your next batch of beans is an all-around win-win, providing a boost of flavor and a helping you bypass the gas later.