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I got very curious... My test included 4 sets... Macro Organic Red Kidney Beans from Woolworths Australia selected. All beans were from the same bag... Water was at 18 C (tap/room temperature), 12 beans selected based on similar total weight. Water only... 190% weight. Water and Salt... 210% weight Water and Bicarbonate of soda 212% weight Control -- No ...


I'll try to update this after I finish cooking, but I have 3 pulses soaking right now that are about to be cooked. (red kidney beans, black chickpeas and urad dal) For dry vs soaked, it seems the kidney beans (and both the black chickpeas and the dal) have pretty nearly exactly doubled in weight. When I cook them, I will include enough water to cover them. ...

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