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Old 12-20-2007, 09:15 AM   #31
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I have read where adding Vinegar to the soak will help eliminate the problems caused by the oligosaccharides(that's the gas causing complex sugar). The beans should still soften during the cooking process, just be sure to rinse well after soaking. I haven't tried it, I don't have huge problems with beans.

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by FraidKnot View Post
I'm fortunate in that beans and legumes don't seem to cause me problems but I remember old cookbooks saying to add baking soda while they are cooking to (allegedly) eliminate the problem.

The baking soda does work. But the problem is that it also destroys the nutrients in beans. Eventually your system does get used to eating beans and other roughage. Try to eat them often enough and it will happen for you also. I used to make baked beans every Saturday for the family. Because of all the roughage I fed the family, gas was never a problem with the beans.

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