Why You Must Soak Beans


Ever wonder why you soak your beans before you cook them? Soaking your beans is a way to remove phytic acid and to make the beans easier to digest. What is phytic acid? It’s called an anti-nutrient that binds to minerals in your gut and form what is called phytates. Because the body doesn’t have the enzyme to break down phytates, the minerals passed through your body unabsorbed.

Below are instructions on how to soak your beans the right way. I have never soaked my beans using baking soda or cider vinegar, but I’m willing to try it!

How To Soak Beans Properly

If you’ve never soaked beans before, it’s so easy.

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