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Old 01-11-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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Basically, as the title says: Any reason not to cook such beans?

We had an enormous harvest year before last, and many got hidden by the leaves and became too big and tough to eat fresh. We let them dry and shelled/harvested the seeds. I think the variety was Cherokee Wax, but there may have been some green beans among them.

Now I want to try cooking them as you would any dry bean. Has anyone ever attempted this? What were your results?

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Old 01-12-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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I've never attempted it. Presumably the bean seeds are edible if properly cooked. If you try it please let us know how that worked out for you.

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Old 01-12-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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I've never attempted it. Presumably the bean seeds are edible if properly cooked. If you try it please let us know how that worked out for you.

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Old 01-13-2017, 10:04 AM
 
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That's what dried beans are: the seeds out of mature bean pods.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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That's what dried beans are: the seeds out of mature bean pods.
Well yes, but not all dried bean seeds are equal, some kinds of bean seeds will make people sick if they're not properly cooked to eliminate toxins - like scarlet runner beans, lima beans, red or white kidney beans, fava beans for example. And some bean seeds or those that are mistaken for beans can be fatal - like castor bean or laburnum bean seeds for example. It's always a good idea to be aware of the specifics about each type of bean seed before eating it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytohaemagglutinin

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