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02-09-2011, 01:54 PM
I'm trying raw garbanzo "beans" after soaking some in a glass of water for roughly 18-24hrs. They were dry and hard out of the bag, and now they are like raw peas out of the pod, both in taste and crispness. I'll consider this a great result if my stomach agrees for the rest of today.
02-09-2011, 05:36 PM
You can also try sprouting them, though they are amongst the touchier beans to sprout, and go bad rather quickly if you don't keep careful watch over the sprouting process.
02-09-2011, 06:58 PM
So far so good. :chef:
02-10-2011, 01:47 AM
02-10-2011, 02:37 PM
I soaked some lentils yesterday, and those also soften in water to become chewable in 18-24hrs.
I've read that some legumes, such as kidney beans, are toxic if not cooked, so it's a good idea to look for information on a particular bean before eating it raw.
Many legumes are said to contain purines and maybe oxalates, but those are not supposed to cause problems in healthy people.
02-10-2011, 03:19 PM
I don't think I'd want to eat raw lentils. I've chewed them after they've been soaked and wouldn't want to eat too many of them.
02-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Are you referring to their flavor or digestion?
02-10-2011, 04:15 PM
Their flavour. As I only had a few, there was no problem with digestion. These were red split lentils.
02-10-2011, 04:38 PM
Oh, I tried the garden variety greenish-beige colored lentils soaked out of the bag, and they're not as nutty as garbanzos, but they retain some of the mild peppery flavor of cooked lentils. Not bad by themselves. :eat:
02-10-2011, 08:41 PM
Oh lentils that are sprouted enough to have little tails are delightful.
02-10-2011, 09:43 PM
Cool, yeah I'm mixing up some coleslaw with raw beans included. Hopefully it outlasts my cooked version of mixed veggies.
07-30-2011, 09:16 PM
I've found that if they are soaked for longer than 24 hours then they will later sprout out of water in the refrigerator. Its pretty cool, take something dormant, just add water, and there you go. :raindrop:
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