MMO’s Anasazi Bean Soup is a complete vegan kit that includes a large hand-made seasonings and vegetables packet which is choked full of delicious dried vegetables, herbs and spices.
Don’t short yourself on nutrition! Traditional cultures took great care to prepare their legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) with a long soak before cooking to enhance digestibility and nutrient absorption. We know today that biologically an extended soak brings the seeds out of quiescence (sleep) causing them to begin the transformation from seed to plant (sprouting). This is important for our nutrition since during this transformation tightly bound nutrients are released and converted to higher level nutrients. So soaking the anasazi beans for an extended time, as suggested in our instructions, significantly increases both the availability of the nutrients and their quality. Additionally, an extended soaking of the anasazi beans removes nearly all of the phytic acid contained in the beans. Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient that blocks the uptake of nutrients by our bodies, so getting rid of it by rinsing after a prolonged soak is very desirable. Additionally, phytic acid is a serious irritant for our digestive tracts . Beans that are not extensively soaked and well rinsed before cooking can cause significant gastric disruption due to the phytic acid, insolubles, and gas-producing oligosaccharides. Avoid chlorinated water when soaking as this causes the seeds bran outer layer to “petrify” which may slow or prevent softening.
Please be aware that all of our products are handcrafted in the same facility where we use wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nut products, dairy products, and other allergens. Feel free to call us if you have questions on this or have special dietary needs.