Can I cook kidney beans that have started to sprout?

Should I cook kidney beans that have started to sprout?

Question

I have some kidney beans that I soaked overnight to cook the next day but didn't get a chance and accidentally left them out and it's been fairly hot lately. Some of the beans started to get little sprouts poking out. There's also a little bit of a smell. Is it still safe to cook the batch or have I wasted a bunch of beans?

Answer

This is totally safe to eat as long as you cook them. The taste and the texture would be a little bit different than what you use to though.

Here is an article about the safety of eating sprouted beans.

You should however make sure that they smell fine and are not slimy in an unusual way. It is better safe than sorry in some cases.

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