Before you start soaking your next batch of beans, I want to talk to you about some of the reasons why you might want to avoid it. There are some pretty surprising, and some pretty shocking reasons why soaking your beans simply does not do the trick. So, let’s get to busting one of the biggest myths you might be holding onto in your kitchen today!
The truth is that you simply do not need to soak your beans. In the past, I might have talked about soaking your beans before using them in order to make them:
- More digestible
- Cook faster
- Taste better
- Free them of phytic acid
At one point, these were all reasons why you might want to soak them. Well, I have considered all of these factors when it came to really digging deep and looking into the research. What I found is definitely going to sway your opinion about soaking.
Here are 4 surprising reasons to never soak your beans again: