That's a good question. I wonder if one can rinse the sugar and/or salt from them prior to using in a recipe.
I don't think you would rinse any nutrients away. They are within the peas or beans by nature.
I wonder if the brine is soaked into the pea or bean during the canning process though.
I just made a simple pasta dish (using wheel pasta) where I added a drained can of peas and canned ham. Then added pizza sauce and topped with grated cheese. It was more salty than I wanted. Not bad for others; just for me. Of course, any canned tomato sauce is salty as well as the canned ham. I wonder if rinsing the peas would have helped.
I never rinse any of my canned beans; that way I don't have to Add any salt
to whatever I'm cooking.
Hopefully I've made my Last Batch of Chile for this Winter. Put 2 containers of
it in the freezer just in case of a March snowfall, heaven forbid!
Local temps rising to 40's this week. Praise the Lord and store the snow shovels!
May you always have..Love to Share, Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!
What determines if I rinse beans or not is based on the desired resulting texture of the dish I am making. I have recently gone to canning my own beans, black, white, red.. I think there are lots of nutrients in the liquid surrounding them.
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