Q&A: Why does soaking beans make them more digestible?

Q: Why does soaking beans make them more digestible?

A: When you soak beans, an enzyme is released that, together with the water, helps break down the oligosaccharides. That makes them more digestible. That said, fewer oligosaccharides reach the intestine, and less gas is produced.

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