Can wind up with gastric distress.
An adult planned a culinary surprise on a recent outing. All he would say was it would be made only from raw ingredients using a dutch oven. The rest of us focused elsewhere so as not to spoil his surprise.
Well SURPRISE he didn't make it to lunch. He had abdominal pain and nausea. He mentioned he had coffee. a powerbar, and a few beans at breakfast. What beans?
Friday night, he emptied a bag of raw kidney beans into a dutch oven and added water to soak beans overnite. The next morning he sampled some beans before adding more water and placing the oven on some coals. He skipped rinsing beans before soaking and draining and rinsing beans after soaking and before cooking.
So he ate raw beans, raw kidney beans, and learned the hard way that beans must be cooked before consuming! Here's a link to explain food poisoning caused by lectin in beans. Kidney beans are particularly bad. He was rather lucky.
Beans are not the magical fruit that we sing praises. They need to be cooked.
Edited by RememberSchiff, 04 April 2016 - 07:57 AM.