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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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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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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 most nutritional value, if any?

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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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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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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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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What bean provides the most nutritional value, if any?

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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