Beans

Beans

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My Quest to Pass the RD Exam

This week, I have more facts and information from my study time. I’m coming along in my long study book and am now on page 253, which means I have 254 pages left to go! I’m enjoying picking up a few interesting tidbits along the way, so here’s one for you:

If you don’t have time to soak your beans overnight, try boiling them a few minutes, then allowing them to soak in that water for an hour. Drain the water off and use new water to cook your beans.
Add acidic foods (tomatoes, lemon juice, vinegar, wine, etc) near the end of the cooking process because acid slows softening the legume or bean.
Dry beans: Store in a cool, dark, dry place (never in the refrigerator). Vitamin B6 (in beans) is sensitive to light, so make sure you store them in a dark place.

Information from: Review of Dietetics (my 550 page study guide for the RD exam!)