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Which foods benefit from soaking before cooking?

While I appreciate the orientation towards an analytical, scientific and health perspective here, I have not ignored culinary considerations where they seemed important. This post is a work in ...
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Why is green gram, also known as mung bean, not a popular protein source?

As a European, my personal reason is that it is not grown anywhere near home, as opposed to many other legumes. According to this article, largest producers are China, India, Myanmar and Indonesia. ...
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What bean provides the best source of essential amino acids?

The best bean is variety The main concerns with bean are that many are incomplete proteins: they are relatively low in Lysine and Methionine. However, there are some exceptions. Most notably Soy is ...
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Vegan bean burrito?

Not only is it possible, it's pretty easy! Mexican food lends itself to being vegan with some simple substitutes because in a lot of recipes things like beans, rice, tomatoes, corn and other ...
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How to prepare beans and pulses

Dry beans/pulses and grains should always be washed before cooking them as they are whole-foods grown in the natural environment. If you think about the growing, hulling, and processing procedure ...
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Why is green gram, also known as mung bean, not a popular protein source?

I think this is probably because most of the resources you are looking at were probably written by people from North America and Europe, where veganism and vegetarianism are niche lifestyles gaining ...
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What bean provides the best source of essential amino acids?

The soy bean provides more protein (and lysine) than other beans. On a comparison of protein per gram, soy beans excel with 36 grams protein (of which 2.7 grams lysine) per 100 grams of beans. The ...
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Alternative to legumes when composing vegan daily menu

That's a tough one. Legumes are so versatile and such a great source of protein! You say Legumes need longer preparation and are not always practical (and consumed daily, a bit hard on digestion ...
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Which type of bean causes the least amount of flatulence without soaking?

Perceptions of flatulence from bean consumption among adults in 3 feeding studies states It is important to recognize there is individual variation in response to different bean types. A review in ...
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Does bean/pea milk made by just blending cooked beans/peas come out just as well as making it by blending soaked beans/peas and boiling them?

The filtering is done to remove the fibrous (indigestible) part of the beans. If you don't filter the mixture, the result is going to be more viscous, depending on the fibre content, dilution etc. The ...
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Alternative to legumes when composing vegan daily menu

Almost all fruits and vegetables have protein. While legumes and grains have especially high amounts of protein, some folks do have legume allergies. Most people's protein requirements can easily be ...
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Which foods benefit from soaking before cooking?

Soaking foods can help to remove indigestible components of the foods. Things like polysaccharides. These sugars are not digested by the human gastrointestinal system, so soakings foods to remove them ...
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Why is green gram, also known as mung bean, not a popular protein source?

Mung beans are popular in the Philippines. There is dish whose primary ingredient is mung beans: Mongo. They are commonly available in shops and markets. Mongo is one of the few nearly vegetarian ...
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