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    Question:Pasta Fagioli Soup

    sharethetable
    Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:18 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Pasta Fagioli Soup do you drain the kidney and great northern beans first?
    DrGaellon
    Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:20 pm
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    I would drain and rinse them. The liquid the canned beans are packed in is usually thick and slimy. It also contains a lot of the oligosaccharides that make beans give you gas - if you get rid of that, they will be much gentler on the stomach. You can always add more water or broth if the soup looks thick.
    Zeldaz
    Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:36 pm
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    www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12354500/Articles/EB11_DrainedVeg.pdf
    A USDA study determined that rinsing canned beans can reduce the sodium content between 9 and 23%. Other nutrients, of course, can be rinsed away, too. I've been pressure-cooking dried beans for the past year and always use the liquid from them, it carries a lot of flavor and isn't thick like the liquid in canned beans, but I recognize that not everyone is able or willing to do that.
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