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Old 01-26-2008, 11:16 PM   #11
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:00 AM   #12
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I always discard the water for following reason

The beans soak the water by the process of osmosis. When the beans are absorbing water (solvent molecules) at the same time they are releasing some solute molecules due the difference of concentration present between them, thus the water becoming denser.

So if we cook the beans with that water instead of fresh water it will take more time becuase the concentration difference and osmotic pressure became lower between the beans and the used water.

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Old 01-28-2008, 10:27 AM   #13
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I usually cook them in fresh water.

I am not sure sauteeing is a good way to go with beans. They might fall appart and get mushy.


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