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gassy beans, salty beans

In a message dated 01-03-22 03:24:20 EST, you write:

<< Is Konbu saltless?  I never put salt in my beans until the last 15
 minutes of cooking, following a traditional mexican recipe, so was leery
 of the Nori.  Don't know anything about seaweed, obviously...salt water, 
I think this is as good question, as I read years ago that salt should not be 
added to beans until they were virtually done cooking.  Apparently, if put in 
too early, salt is supposed to toughen the skin of the beans in some way, 
make it harder to produce a a tender cooked bean.