This is an excellent site on beans, and there are a few links on how to deal
with the problem they cause some folks.
Check it out and enjoy the recipes as well as all of the excellent info on
why they should be an important part of everyone's diet.
Personally, I quick soak them, drain and rinse well, and then go about adding
ingredients for the recipe. There's been some concern that some of the
nutrients are lost with tossing the first soak water -- but most folks would
rather lose just a bit of the nutrition and not have to deal with the "Beans,
beans, the musical fruit..." reality. :-)
In a message dated 7/6/01 6:20:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< How do you treat raw beans to dispel gas causing properties? All I've
heard of is changing the soaking water frequently. Is there some other
For that matter, I wonder a bit about this notorious bean problem. I eat
beans fairly frequently (not usually every day, but certainly a couple of
times a week), and whether canned or cooked up from dried, I just don't find
this to be a problem for me. Perhaps its a matter of eating them often
enough to accustom your system to them? I don't know, just wondering.