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Do dried beans get too old to use?

topeater | Oct 27, 201306:53 PM

I'm making soup with great northern beans. I had an opened bag in my pantry, so I used it. There was a stamp that said best to use by a certain date, but I couldn't read the year.

I've brought them to a boil & then simmered them for an hour as the recipe said, but there were still a little crunchy. I've simmered them again about 30 minutes & they are crunchy. Can dried beans if they are too old, not cook? Any ideas?

Thanks for the help.

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