beans the food..

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by broony, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. broony

    broony Banned

    I have never been someone that cooks a pot of beans... but last night I did with the roommate and they were good... they took a few hours...small amount too, they were spicy black beans.. it turned out good, but still... some of the beans could have been cooked longer I think..

    well anyways.. I was curious if anyone knows what would be considered to be the overall healthiest bean, and not GMO... it doesn't say anything on back of bag... and I would not doubt it if it didn't say GMO but are...

    so yea... best overall bean... what is it? help me with your bean knowledge...
  2. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

    I like mung beans and blackeye beans. Yellow split peas and lentils too.

    With beans and pulses, a lot of them need to be soaked in a basin of water overnight before cooking.

    Mung beans are also BTW, very easy and good if you sprout them.
  3. skitzo child

    skitzo child PEACEFUL LIBRA

    Red beans and rice the goya kind is my favorite
  4. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    ^ agree with the 3B's about soaking

    I recommend pressure cooking the beans. Cook much faster.

    From the Chinese medicine perspective, black beans a very good for you. Mung beans can be good, but are used specifically to cool heat, and so are contraindicated for cold conditions.

    Kidney beans are also good beans.
  5. la Principessa

    la Principessa Old School HF Member

    lentils are pretty healthy I think. Garbanzos too.
  6. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    i would gladly eat cold baked beans, especially the ones with chilli in, straight from the tin, for every meal if doing so wouldn't kill me.
  7. broony

    broony Banned

    Does anyone know if the GMO has hit the beans yet?
  8. Justin_Hale

    Justin_Hale ( •_•)⌐■-■ ...(⌐■_■)

    Pinto beans. :)
  9. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Beans contain a lot of plant toxins and anti-nutrients, but if they're prepared properly, they're OK. Most people who swing towards the paleo side of eating tend to be very anti beans and legumes, but I think they're OK in moderation.

    GMO beans are not a concern, unless we're talking soybeans. Avoid soybeans like like plague.
  10. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    i hope so. it'd be another food group to add to my delicious gmo menu
  11. usedtobehoney

    usedtobehoney Senior Member

    Mung beans and adzuki or anasazi beans are reported to be the healthiest in terms of easier to digest. In ayurvedic medicine all disease is rooted in digestive issues, so mung beans are a favorite of yogis. You won't get gas from mung beans and bean sprouts are actually mung bean sprouts. Also, there is a healing soup that is a mung bean and rice dish that many yogis eat. It is actually recommended specifically during cold weather.

    In terms of tradition, remember that any food can be played to from a nutritional standpoint it just depends on who is talking and how they feel about that food or nutrient contained. Experiment yourself but I think you'll find three things.

    1. Beans are easier digested(meaning you get no gas or very little) when they are soaked.

    2. They are easier digested when cooked with some seaweed.

    3. Mung beans and adzuki and anasazi beans are much easier to digest than other types of beans.

    4. Most foods have digestive inhibitors. Grains, proteins, fats, carbs, etc. When you find out what deactivates these inhibitors they are all easier to digest. But if you have limited time to deal with this shit, you'll stick with the stuff that has less digestive inhibitors.

    5. I'm about to post this shit on my blog. Thanks for reminding me of what I know.
  12. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Broony, do the pre-soak. You can boil the beans for two minutes and let them soak in that water for an hour.

    Then pour that water off. That's where the toxins are.

    Put them in fresh water, bring it to a boil and cook at least and hour over simmer.

    You said you have a crock pot, right?

    You can do the final cooking in there and let them cook all day while you're gone.
  13. broony

    broony Banned

    Nope I don't have a crock pot, I just boil water tell they are done.

    Next time ill soak them correctly.
  14. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Simmer them after they come to a boil. Boiling them to fast can cook them hard.
  15. YouFreeMe

    YouFreeMe Visitor

    I love beans. They can be prepared so many different ways and they all taste so good! I just needed to put that out there.
  16. Gongshaman

    Gongshaman Modus Lascivious

    They're saying now that crock pots don't let the cyanide gasses out...:eek:
    ( heard a program on it) you are supposed to simmer them in an open or semi-covered pot. :)
    I soak 'em cold for 12 hours, heating them before makes the skins tough.
    And don't salt them until they are almost done, early salting makes the skins tough too.
    Mind you I'm talking about Phaseolus vulgaris, the king of bean, the Pinto! :crowngrin:

  17. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Oh, man...that sounds deadly. What happens if you fart cyanide bean gas?
  18. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    That brings new meaning to the saying "silent but deadly"
  19. Gongshaman

    Gongshaman Modus Lascivious

    You go to gitmo for manufacturing chemical weapons!:bigcry: lol
  20. wiccan_witch

    wiccan_witch Senior Member

    I love kidney beans and cannellini beans.

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