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I drink the tastey sludge directly from the bean can and pulverize it into a very nutritious health shake. It helps the add mashed sweet potatoes with a raw egg!! A little canned milk goes a long way with a dash of cinnamon. I also find the canned bean sauce delightful for glazing upside down cakes & pot roast, really enhances the color. Personally ...


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The USDA guidelines for canning dried peas or beans gives the rule of thumb that 12 ounces of dried peas/beans produces 1 quart (32 fluid ounces) of canned product. That's a ratio of 3 oz dry per 8 fl oz cooked. They don't specifically mention chickpeas in the document, but the same ratio appears in other places, here for example. At that ratio, 7.05 oz ...


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Kidney beans have high levels of phytohaemagglutinin, which is a protein that can mess with cell walls and cell metabolism. If you don't cook the beans enough, this protein can make you really sick. The good news is that boiling kidney beans for 10 minutes takes care of the problem. The protein breaks down and leaves your beans perfectly safe to eat. So ...



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