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Tips for cooking '''beans''' in a solar cooker:
 
Tips for cooking '''beans''' in a solar cooker:
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* While most foods can be cooked in either [[box cookers]] or [[panel cookers]] without turning the cooker to follow the sun, beans require the cooker to be turned at least once.
 
* While most foods can be cooked in either [[box cookers]] or [[panel cookers]] without turning the cooker to follow the sun, beans require the cooker to be turned at least once.
   
* Larger beans should be first be heated to boiling and then be allowed to soak for an hour before cooking (See video below).
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* Larger beans should be soaked overnight.
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* Lentils don't have to be soaked beforehand.
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* Blackeyed beans (cowpeas, niébé): one hour soaking is enough to solar cook them in the [[CooKit]]. This was reported by [[Association des Femmes Ingénieurs du Mali]] (AFIMA) partners of [[KoZon]] in [[Mali]]. If you soak them longer they get blubby.
   
 
* Don't put salt in when soaking as salt extracts water from the beans.
 
* Don't put salt in when soaking as salt extracts water from the beans.
   
==Audio and video==
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* Under a blue sky all the pulses cooked in a CooKit are ready in 3 - 4 hours.
*{{NewAug17}}'''August 2017:''' 
 
::[[File:The right way to soak beans before cooking|thumb|none|400px|Read More Here: [http://drchristianson.com/4-surprising-reasons-to-never-soak-your-beans-again How to correctly soak beans]]]
 
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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