Simple question, that I don’t know an answer for.
I did some reading about black beans because I enjoy eating them. On one site I read that unlike other beans, black beans can’t be cooked down until they fall apart and must be pureed first and then cooked for soup.
As a bigger fan of canned black beans than dry I had always noticed that the “water” that black beans come in appears to be made of black beans as well and before finding out otherwise thought maybe I could cook this and have black bean soup.
I have since found that there is allot of debate over what to do with “bean water” both what you soak dry beans in and what you do with the surrounding liquid in the canned black beans. The higher percentage of opinions tilt towards rinsing the beans off well and not using either liquid.
Still I’m curious why canned black beans are canned with a liquid consisting also of black beans?