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Have canned beans been soaked?

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hungryabbey Nov 2, 2011 11:15 AM

I am wondering about the digestibility (or gas production) differences of canned vs dry beans... I know that soaking beans can help remove some of the oligosaccharides that cause the gas, but are canned beans presoaked in their processing?? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Kajikit RE: hungryabbey Nov 2, 2011 11:40 AM

    I think soaking is part of the process... but they're not soaked nearly as long as you can do it yourself. I always leave my dried beans in the fridge for a day or two before I cook them, and that gets rid of ALL the unwanted side-effects from eating them.

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      scubadoo97 RE: Kajikit Nov 2, 2011 01:58 PM

      Aren't canned foods often cooked in the can?

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