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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 is what I learned from [[AFIMA]] (Associatrion des Femmes Ingénieurs du Mali) partners of [[KoZon]] in [[Mali]]. If you soak them longer they get blubby.
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Tips for cooking '''beans''' in a solar cooker:
   
* Kidney beans and other dried pulses should be soaked overnight.
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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.
   
One important piece of advise: Don't put salt in when soaking as salt extracts water from the beans.
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* Larger beans should be first be heated to boiling and then be allowed to soak for an hour before cooking (See video below).
   
Under a blue sky all the pulses cooked in a CooKit are ready in 3 - 4 hours.
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* Don't put salt in when soaking as salt extracts water from the beans.
   
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==Audio and video==
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*{{NewAug17}}'''August 2017:''' 
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::[[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]]]
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==External links==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bean#Toxins Some beans contain toxins that are only neutralized by boiling]
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Revision as of 19:03, August 10, 2017

Last edited: 10 August 2017      

Tips for cooking beans in a solar cooker:

  • 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).
  • Don't put salt in when soaking as salt extracts water from the beans.

Audio and video

  • August 2017: 
The right way to soak beans before cooking

The right way to soak beans before cooking

Read More Here: How to correctly soak beans

External links

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