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Why does the cooking directions on a package of dry beans say "rinse and sort"? What am I sorting out? It was a package of red kidney beans.


Asked by keisha613 at 7:36 PM on Jan. 17, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (13)
  • Stones, broken beans, beans that look off

    Answer by Charis76 at 7:37 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • There could be stones in the bag.

    Answer by shanlaree at 7:37 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Anything that doesn't, twigs, nasty looking beans, bugs, etc.
    I make beans from the bags like that all the time--they are so much healthier than canned!

    Answer by vicesix at 7:45 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • ROCKS!!!! When I buy pinto beans, you'll never imagine how many rocks are in there!

    Answer by knicole0708 at 7:38 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • What vicesix said!! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Rocks,

    Answer by lovinmy4babys at 7:44 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • LOL

    Answer by MS.AVON1 at 7:39 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Wow, I had no idea! Lol!

    Answer by kaseyp84 at 8:14 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I sort mine after soaking, before boiling, too - some of them won't soak in water because they're too old or something, so I pitch those. Last time I bought a bag of white beans there wasnt' much to sort out when dry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • small stones, dirt.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 3:19 AM on Jan. 18, 2011