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When Recipes Call for Canned Beans, Are There Options for Decreasing the Sodium?

Canned beans are often used in recipes rather than dry beans to save preparation time and for overall convenience. A few brands have reduced- or low-sodium versions of their canned beans. If these are not available in your area, draining and then rinsing canned beans is effective way to reduce the sodium content. This draining-rinsing treatment reduces sodium by about 40% so you can continue to include fiber- and nutrient-rich beans in your healthy eating plan.

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