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FAQ

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What is the cooking time of dried legumes?

The cooking time of dried legumes is on the packaging. It is a natural product, so we recommend sampling occasionally during cooking to determine whether they are already done.

Always boil the beans well, this is healthier and tastier.

See also here for the cooking times of dried legumes.

Do you need to soak lentils?

No, lentils and split peas are the only legumes that you do not have to soak and can be added directly to the dish.

For cold applications you need to cook them first.

Look here for the tastiest recipes with lentils.

How can I soak legumes quickly?

You can shorten the time of legumes by soaking them in boiled water. Rinse the legumes well, and boil them in a pan of boiled water (make sure you let them soak in a large amount of water, because the beans get bigger during soaking and take up the water), turn off the heat source and let them about 3 hours before you prepare them. Drain the soaking water before preparing.

Lentils and split peas do not have to soak for cooking.

Look here for the cooking times.

Can I eat raw legumes?

Legumes can not be eaten raw and will always have to be well cooked.
Raw legumes contain toxins that can cause stomach and intestinal complaints.

Look here for the right cooking times.

Do I need to add salt when cooking legumes?

Adding salt ensures that the legumes get a tougher skin. Only add salt at the end of the cooking time, but without salt can also.

Why do I need to soak legumes first?

On average, legumes must be allowed to soak 8 - 12 hours to shorten the cooking time. By soaking they also get a creamier taste and a soft texture.

Tip, put the legumes in the week before you go to bed.

Forgotten to soak? shorten the week time by soaking them in boiling water with the lid on the pan. The weekly time is then a maximum of 3 hours.

What do I do with the soaking water of dried legumes?

The soaking water can be used to cook the legumes, but you can also pour it away and set it up with clean water.
The soaking water does contain flavor and nutrients.

Everything about the health of legumes

Why are dried legumes so healthy?

Legumes contain proteins, starch, B vitamins, minerals and many dietary fibers.

They are actually meat and potatoes together. So you can use legumes very well to replace your meat.

Make one vegetarian hip burger.

They contain little vitamin C, so legumes and vegetables are a good combination.

Are legumes free from GMO?

All our legumes are NON-GMO

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How can I keep cooked legumes?

Did you cook too many legumes? That is very nice, because that way you eat legumes more often. You can keep them in the refrigerator for about three days or store them with cooking liquid and all in.

So you always have some legumes in stock for one tasty recipe.

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How can I eat dried legumes more often?

Dried legumes are very versatile and can be eaten in many ways such as:
- by a salad
- as the basis of a soup
- as part of a casserole
- make a spread of it, like for example Humus
- make a vegetarian burger, so replace meat with legumes

A lot of choice and for every day applicable in almost every meal.

Look here for all recipes

Can I blind-bake with legumes?

Blind pans with legumes is ideal. Preferably use a good old handful of legumes and place them on the baking paper on the bottom of the dough.

Blind baking is pre-cooking or cooking the dough when you make a cake with a filling that is cooked earlier than the dough, does not need to be baked or otherwise loses its shape. By baking the dough first, filled with a so-called "blind" filling, you ensure that the bottom is well cooked and crunchy, and you prevent it from becoming soggy. (source: Culy.nl)

The legumes can be allowed to cool and re-use, but only for blind baking.

Read here everything about blind boxes.

Are legumes sustainable?

Do you want to know exactly why legumes are so sustainable? read here the blog of Joke Boon who wrote a nice blog about it.

Where do the green peas come from?

The Green peas are grown in the USA.

Are peas 100% natural?

Peas grow in pods on a low plant. The growth of peas is about 90 days. During the harvest, the plant is first dissected and after 2 days the pea plant is harvested.

Our legumes are 100% natural. This means that no additives have been added to our products. During the cultivation, pesticides are used. However, these are never sprayed on the pea, only on the plant. The pea itself is free of pesticides.

There are a number of weeks between working with pesticides and the harvest. This has been included as a safety margin by the government. Legal requirements are attached to this. The farmers are obliged to register these data, so that food safety can be guaranteed. In addition, our laboratories regularly check our legumes with a residue test.