A few days ago, I posted about cooking dried beans. But canned beans are also a solid option. In fact, they’re one of the best “fast foods” you can get your hands on. If available, buy beans in cans labeled “BPA Free.”  Also, since most beans are canned with a boatload of sodium, dump them in a colander and give them a thorough rinse before using.  According to the Harvard School of Public Health, this cuts the sodium content down by 40 percent. Plus, who likes that “gunky” liquid anyways?

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  1. Michelle
    02.03.2011 at 4:38 PM #

    Excellent! Thank you for the tip. That is exactly the information I needed.

  2. 02.21.2011 at 5:40 PM #

    You need to watch out for the BPA in the cans tho…Eden Foods does not use BPA to line the interior of their cans, so I buy them. I do understand other companies are phasing it out of their line of cans, not sure when you can be sure it is all gone. BPA is particularly bad for kids.

    • 02.22.2011 at 5:00 PM #

      Thanks for your comment. If you read the comments under my previous post about cooking black beans I’ve written up a few thoughts on BPAs in cans, including a link to find out companies that manufacture BPA-free products.

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