|Diet & Health / 10:18 AM - Saturday January 30, 2010|
Why do you drain the water you soak black beans in?
I'm making black beans from scratch instead of canned b/c I'm on a low preservatives in my food kick. You have to soak them before cooking them, and then it says to drain and rinse them before cooking them. Wouldn't I be rinsing off nutrients? Seems silly to not use the same water I've been soaking them in overnight? What do you think?
- Asked by w0nd3rw0man, A Thinker, Female, 36-45, Fashion
I always rinse my beans after soaking them. My dad always did so I do.
Think of the water coating the beans like a bathtub. After you soak in the tub, removing all the grime, soot etc from your body, would you reuse the water? The nutrients are trapped within the beans and won't be released until cooked