Astonishing! Did you know that rinsing canned beans and peas before using them reduces the sodium content by up to 40%!! Rinsing your beans and peas also gives you with fresher tasting beans and peas.
Canned beans or peas are inexpensive, non-perishable and a quick and healthy way to add protein to a meal. Canned beans are often high in sodium and the starchy liquid in the bottom of the can add a slightly strange, muddy taste to the dish you add them to.
I know you’ve seen that weird-looking goo in the bottom of the can. It’s so nasty! To avoid the excess sodium, I always drain and rinse my canned beans and peas under cold running water before adding to my recipe.
I hope next time you use canned beans or peas that you will remember this tip and practice it. You will end up with a much healthier and better-tasting final dish.