How to Clean Organic Dried Beans


Organic dried beans are beans that have never been subjected to pesticides. When organic beans are packaged, they are not cleaned. You may find dirt and debris surrounding many of the beans, which makes it necessary to clean them before you begin to cook. You may also need to take a few minutes to sort through the beans, as some of them may be small or wilted.

Step 1

Pour the organic dried beans on a cookie sheet. Use your hands to spread them into a single layer.

Step 2

Remove any dirt, stones or debris.

Step 3

Examine the beans closely and remove any that are not fully formed. Also remove wilted beans or beans that have tiny holes in them.

Step 4

Wait to rinse the beans until you are ready to soak and cook them. Rinsing the beans will rehydrate them, and you don't want to do this until you are ready to use them.

Step 5

Transfer the beans to a strainer and rinse them with running water. Swish the beans around with your fingers to release any dirt that is left behind.

Step 6

Place your clean beans in a pot of water, and cover the pot with a lid. Soak the beans overnight, and then they will be ready to cook.

Tips and Warnings

  • Always wash your hands with soap and water before handling food.

Things You'll Need

  • Cookie sheet
  • Strainer
  • Pot with lid
  • Water


  • Central Bean
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