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Old 01-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #21
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Miniman is right. I wouldn't cook dry kidney beans in a slow cooker without boiling them first.

"Before they are eaten, the raw bean seeds should be soaked in water for several hours and then boiled for at least ten minutes in new fresh water to degrade a toxic compound - the lectin phytohaemagglutinin - found in the bean which would otherwise cause severe gastric upset. This compound is present in many varieties (and in some other species of bean), but is especially concentrated in red kidney beans and white kidney beans (Cannellini beans). Although in the case of dry beans the ten minutes required to degrade the toxin is much shorter than the hours required to fully cook the beans themselves, outbreaks of poisoning have been associated with the use of slow cookers whose low cooking temperatures may be unable to degrade the toxin."
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:18 PM   #22
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+2.

However, two hours seems excessive for the cooking time. Even if they're "old,," seems 1 hour would have been enough.
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Miniman is right. I wouldn't cook dry kidney beans in a slow cooker without boiling them first.

"Before they are eaten, the raw bean seeds should be soaked in water for several hours and then boiled for at least ten minutes in new fresh water to degrade a toxic compound - the lectin phytohaemagglutinin - found in the bean which would otherwise cause severe gastric upset. This compound is present in many varieties (and in some other species of bean), but is especially concentrated in red kidney beans and white kidney beans (Cannellini beans). Although in the case of dry beans the ten minutes required to degrade the toxin is much shorter than the hours required to fully cook the beans themselves, outbreaks of poisoning have been associated with the use of slow cookers whose low cooking temperatures may be unable to degrade the toxin."

I didnt know this........Sorry for the bad advice Suzi!
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So, how's about (next time because I bought canned) an overnight soak, a 20 min or so simmer, then into the crock for 4 hours.....
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I really shoulda started liking beans earlier in life. Then I'd know these things!
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