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Bean Preparation & Cooking Information

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String Beans - It is important to remember that many old varieties of beans used as "green beans" (also referred to as snap or string beans) require some consideration when preparing.

Harvest the pods in their young, tender stage before they get tough.  Prior to steaming or boiling, they need to be "snapped."  Starting with the stem end, snap it off and peel any string that is along the seam of the pod.  Repeat the process from the other end.

As the beans mature, they naturally tend to form more fiber and become woody.  Additionally, heat and water stress increase fiber production and cause the pods to become stringy.  Keep your plants well watered.


Dry Beans - Here are some average cooking times For dried beans.  Use this information as a guideline and adjust for your preferred cooking temperature and your altitude.

Dry Bean Cooking Chart

Amount = 1 cup

Soaking
Time

Cooking
Time

Adzuki

none

45 to 50 min.

Appaloosa, Cranberry, Jacob's Cattle, Pinto

overnight

1-1/2 hr.

Black, Calypso, Marrow Fat, Soldier, Swedish Brown, Tongue of Fire, Yellow Eye

overnight

45 to 60 min.

Cow Peas (Southern Peas)

overnight

1 hr.

Chick-Pea, Garbanzos

overnight

1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hr.

Fava

overnight

45 to 60 min.

Kidney

overnight

1 to 1-1/2 hr.

Lima, Large

overnight

60 to 90 min.

Lima, Small

overnight

45 to 50 min.

Pea, Split

none

35 to 40 min.

Soybean

overnight

3 hr.


 

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