Dried beans are considered as plant proteins, high in fibre and play as essential part of healthy diet to vegetarians. They contain micronutrients, such as B- vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium and zinc.
These methods can help in reducing the gas producing indigestible carbohydrates.
Benefits of soaking dried beans before cooking
By soaking either white or brown beans in normal water for less than 2 hours before cooking, it helps reduce the hardness of it so once cooked.
Another simple way of reducing the hardness of beans is by inserting a small metal like spoon or something similar inside the beans. This also shortens the cooking time.