The purpose of soaking is to rehydrate the beans to prepare for cooking. Failing to soak your beans first will create a longer cooking time and a potentially unfavorable consistency. Dry beans contain only about 15% moisture in their dry form. However after soaking they rehydrate to approximately 60% moisture.
Beans can be stored safely and deliciously either dry or cooked. Dry beans can be stored properly for two years, and cooked beans can be stored for four days. Read more for thawing tips
Popular cooking device include the stovetop, pressure cooker, EZ Bean Cooker, Microwave or Crockpot.