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I've always made bean soups by adding the other veggies to the beans liquid just before they got soft. In recipes they always treat the beans as if they're cooked seperatly and rinsed. I understand rinsing canned beans, but not if they're cooked. The water makes the soup much thicker, and adds more taste.<br>
Now I cook a big pot of different beans every week, and use the liquid, seasoned, anywhere the recipe calls for stock.<br>
Do you use the beans liquid? Is there any reason not to?
 

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Some people discard that because they are concerned about it making them gassy.
 

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Some people discard that because they are concerned about it making them gassy.</div>
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The liquid would be worse than the beans?<br>
I get applegas myself.
 

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Some people discard that because they are concerned about it making them gassy.</div>
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interestingly enough, since I switched away from meat products, Ive become less gassy almost to the point that the other guys are questioning my manhood.<br><br>
My wife on the other hand appreciates the unintended result.
 

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If I'm using canned beans, I definitely rinse them. If I'm cooking with dried beans, I usually soak them overnight, discard the soaking water, and rinse them before cooking. But there's NO WAY I would throw away the pot liquor from a pot of cooked beans. That would be a waste.
 

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I never use the water the beans are cooked in. Exp when I'm doing a marathon of 4-5 pounds of beans being cooked in a pressure cooker. I have some recipes that call for up to a half cup of cooking water, but havn't made those recipes specifically.
 

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you mean the water that you cook the beans in after they are soaked right?<br><br>
I use a lot of seasoning when cooking beans so when they are done the liquid is super flavorful. I use it for many things, mainly for soups and sauces, and added to hummus or nut spreads to make them creamy instead of just plain water.<br><br>
if you soak your beans with some baking soda it helps eliminate gas, also longer soaking times.
 

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The liquid would be worse than the beans?<br>
I get <b>applegas</b> myself.</div>
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What's applegas??? Gas from apples?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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If I'm using canned beans, I definitely rinse them. If I'm cooking with dried beans, I usually soak them overnight, discard the soaking water, and rinse them before cooking. <b><i>But there's</i> <i>NO WAY I would throw away the pot liquor from a pot of cooked</i> <i>beans. That would be a waste</i>.</b></div>
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^This.
 

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you mean the water that you cook the beans in after they are soaked right?<br><br>
I use a lot of seasoning when cooking beans so when they are done the liquid is super flavorful. I use it for many things, mainly for soups and sauces, and added to hummus or nut spreads to make them creamy instead of just plain water.<br><br>
if you soak your beans with some baking soda it helps eliminate gas, also longer soaking times.</div>
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what do you flavor your beans with? I cook them straight up in plain water. Depending on how you use your beans, do you want them to taste like something else? I'm curious now!
 

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what do you flavor your beans with? I cook them straight up in plain water. Depending on how you use your beans, do you want them to taste like something else? I'm curious now!</div>
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Lots of different ways, most always start with an onion usually garlic too. when i cook chickpeas i use them mainly for hummus, cold salads and chana masala so I use a lot of garlic, some turmeric, cumin seeds, paprika, and bay leaves. i cook pintos pretty often for mexican food and also for veggie patties so I use onion, cumin, chilis, chili powder, coriander and paprika. lentils it depends on what i use them for but mainly cumin, chili, thyme. white beans are usually for soup or dip i add bay leaf, thyme, sage, garlic.<br><br>
i really luv spices and its funny because I have been spending more $ on getting the better ones and trying to use seeds as well as powders bc they give different notes of flavor. I make baked beans this weekend and my family raved about the spice combo so I think the better spices are worth it now.
 

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The liquid contains gas-related substances like raffinose and stachyose (30% of each of those substances are removed when you discard the liquid). By keeping the liquid, the benefits are none, the only 'beneficial' thing you lose is a few carbs.<br><br>
I'd toss the liquid. There are other ingredients to use to make thick soups.
 

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The liquid contains gas-related substances like raffinose and stachyose (30% of each of those substances are removed when you discard the liquid). By keeping the liquid, the benefits are none, the only 'beneficial' thing you lose is a few carbs.<br>
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This is for the soaking liquid right? we are discussing the cooking liquid particularly, not the water used to soak the beans.<br><br>
those sugars are released during the soaking process, which is why soaking aids better digestion. if you don't soak then it might be a good idea to not use the cooking liquid, but its so easy and helpful to soak.
 

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Well thank you all! I also like to include seasoning near the end of cooking beans, and never seeing the "stock" kept in recipes got me wondering! I do soak, drain, rinse, fill and cook. Sometimes add a pinch of baking soda if they aren't softening-like the kidneys I have now.<br><br>
I rarely have gas now as a vegan, beans never bothered me. Meat, followed by eggs were BAD for me. Apples now seem to be the worst culprit, especially if eaten with other foods. Made me think of the great Cat Stevens:<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQFJkJo3Iaw&feature=fvwrel" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQFJk...feature=fvwrel</a>
 

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I do soak, drain, rinse, fill and cook.</div>
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that!
 
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