MMO’s Black Bean Soup is a complete vegan soup kit that includes a large hand-made seasonings and vegetables packet which is choke-full of delicious organic dried vegetables, organic herbs and organic spices. Easily prepare our Black Bean Soup on the stove-top or using a crock pot. Our Black Bean Soup is also available in a Low Sodium (120 mg sodium) and No Added Salt (30 mg sodium) versions at no additional cost. We designed this soup to have a medium spiciness so all members of the family can enjoy its great taste!
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 black beans for an extended time as suggested in our instruction significantly increases both the availability of the nutrients and the their quality. Additionally, an extended soaking of the black 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 0r prevent softening during cooking.
Check out our Summer Salad Recipe featuring this Black Bean Soup Kit.