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fava bean water turned bright red?

jen maiser | May 14, 2004 01:54 PM

Can someone with a more scientific brain than mine explain this one?

I shelled my fava beans the other day and then cooked them in boiling water for 1 minute. I removed the beans from the water using a slotted spoon, and ended up leaving and left the (normal looking) water sitting there for a few hours. When I returned the water was BRIGHT RED!

What's up with that?


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