South Beach Diet - Rinsing my beans

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02-06-2008, 10:32 AM

I cannot always purchase frozen beans (pintos, great northern, etc.). So when I do buy canned, I buy organic and I rinse the beans in a colander under cold water. It washes off all the preservatives and additives and makes me feel better about using beans in a can.

I haven't found any beans with under 2 grams of sugar per serving. Does anyone have any suggestions of a brand that does?

I do however purchase only frozen and fresh vegetables and organic meats.


02-06-2008, 10:57 AM
The sugars (unless sugar in some form or other is listed as an ingredient) are naturally occurring, and it wouldn't be a "brand" issue, they're just part of the bean. You couldn't find a "sugar free" banana, carrot, or beet for example, and I don't think there is a sugar free bean either, as I checked my cupboard, and even green beans have 2 grams of sugars per serving (though the overall carbohydrate count is lower).

02-06-2008, 11:11 AM
Sabby I buy alot of can beans as well and rinse them under cold water before using - you should be just fine doing it that way