Week 42: Beans

5 lbs of White Beans and 3 lbs of Soy Beans

After this week, you should have 15 lbs of White Beans and 3 lbs of Soy Beans stored. This is the program goal. This is the final week we address White Beans and the only week we address Soy Beans.

White Beans

This is the final module covering White Beans. You should now have 14 lbs of White Beans stored. Please refer to the original module from Week 21 for all the information on White Beans.

This is an easy module to complete as beans are inexpensive and store for quite a while. But as we always say, if your family doesn't use White Beans, then find a substitution and store it instead.

Soy Beans

Different varieties of this truly amazing legume are available throughout the year.

The soybean is the most widely grown and utilized legume in the world and one of the most well researched, health-promoting foods available today. Like other beans, soybeans grow in pods, featuring edible seeds. While we most often think of them as being green, the seeds can also be yellow, brown or black.

Health Benefits:

Soybeans’ key benefits are related to their excellent protein content, their high levels of essential fatty acids, numerous vitamins and minerals, their isoflavones, and their fiber. Soybeans are regarded as equal in protein quality to animal foods. Several Types of Legumes, and Especially Soybeans, Lower Diabetes Risk. Read more about Soy beans here.

How to Select and Store:

Dried soybeans are generally available in prepackaged containers as well as bulk bins. Canned soybeans can be found in many markets. Unlike canned vegetables, which have lost much of their nutritional value, there is little difference in the nutritional value of canned soybeans and those you cook yourself. Store dried soybeans in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place where they will keep for up to 12 months.


The first method is to boil the beans for two minutes, take pan off the heat, cover and allow to stand for two hours. The alternative method is to simply soak the beans in water for eight hours or overnight, placing the pan in the refrigerator so that the beans will not ferment.

A Few Quick Serving Ideas:

  • Replace some of the wheat flour in your favorite baked goods recipe with soybean flour and increase the protein content of your cookies, cakes, muffins and breads.

  • Mix sprouted soybeans into salads or use as toppings for sandwiches.

  • Frozen edamame is simple to prepare and makes a great snack or appetizer. Just add the soybean pods to slightly salted water and boil for approximately 10 minutes.

  • Add soybeans to vegetable stews and soups.

  • Use soymilk in place of cow's milk as a beverage and cereal topper.

Allergic to soy?

It turns out that soybeans are one of the foods most commonly associated with allergic reactions. Individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating soybeans. If you or anyone in your family is allergic to soy beans, then skip this one and pick something else to store instead.

Page updated: 10/13/20