Beans Beans the Magical Fruit: The Easiest Beans to Digest

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Beans are a great source of B vitamins, potassium, folate, magnesium, copper, and zinc. But are beans hard to digest? Learn how to prepare the healthiest and easiest beans to digest. Once you try these beans you’ll forget the rhyme “beans beans the magical fruit…”


  • 1 cup beans, dry
  • water
  • 1/4 cup sourdough starter, active


  1. Rinse the beans, cover them with warm water and soak for about 3 hours until plump.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans, then cover them with fresh warm water.
  3. Stir in the sourdough starter, and mix until it is dissolved in the water.
  4. Soak the beans at room temperature with the starter water mixture for 12-24 hours at room temperature.
  5. Drain and rinse the beans well.
  6. Cook as usual or use in specific recipes. (I like to cook the beans in broth in my dutch oven until tender or incorporate them into soups)
  7. If you enjoy this recipe, leave a review below!


For delicious recipes with beans I suggest the cookbook Cool Beans.