What to do with havested white beans
I've picked and shelled my beans and put them fresh in Ziploc bags in the freezer. When I'm ready to cook them, do I just cook them straight from the freezer or let them dry first. Or should I dry them before I freeze them? Or should I freeze them at all? And how long do you let them dry?
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Letting them dry on the plant will help with storage time. When you store them, also try putting them in a breathable container so that any leftover moisture can be let out from the beans. To freeze them, lay the shelled beans in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze just until frozen through. Then place them into a sealable plastic bag and freeze up to six months. To defrost, simply pop the plastic bag in some cold water for about ten minutes.