Why do dried fruits&dried beans swell when they are cooked?

Answer Dried beans and dried fruits have been heated or left in the sun to desiccate them. When you reconstitute them by cooking them or just soaking them in water, they swell up because their cells are a... Read More »

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How much cooked beans does one pound of dried kidney beans make?

Cooking 1 lb. of dry kidney beans delivers approximately 5 to 6 cups of beans. The most efficient method of cooking kidney beans is to soak them overnight in a bowl of water and cook the next day f... Read More »

How many cups of cooked dried beans equals one can of beans?

About 1 1/2 cups cooked dried beans equal one 15-ounce can of beans, according to the American Dry Bean Board. You need about 2/3 cup raw dried beans, or about 1/3 pound, to make 1 1/2 cups cooked ... Read More »

Why do dried prunes swell when soaked in pure water?

Prunes are dried plums. They have a wrinkly texture and a stone on the inside. They are used in both sweet and savory cooking, from cakes to stews, all over the world.FeaturesPlums are either left ... Read More »

Why do egg whites turn white when they are cooked?

Crack open an egg and you see two parts: the yolk and the "white"--but the white isn't white at all. It's a mostly clear soup of organic compounds. When you cook it, it changes on a molecular level... Read More »