Legumes

examples

Name
Shelf Life
Storage Notes
Beans, Fava
Unshelled beans can be stored in the refrigerator for around ten days.
Beans like humidity, but not wetness. A damp cloth draped over an open or loosely closed container or storing unwashed beans in a breathable bag (perforated plastic, french terry, furoshiki) in the veggie bin of your fridge for up to 1 week.
Beans, Garbanzo
a few days
Keep in the pod until the day before/of cooking. Store unshelled pods the same way as bush beans (see 'Beans, Bush, Snap) If you want to shell your garbanzos beforehand: Wash fresh shelled garbanzos well, removing any debris. Rinse several times until the water runs clear. Let the beans drain in a colander for 5 minutes, before transferring them to a sink/bowl filled with cool water. Repeat this step twice more. Dry thoroughly - Use a kitchen towel to pat the beans dry. Don't rub them vigorously. Gently press down on them. Store in an airtight container. Ensure that it has a tight lid. Please keep them in the refrigerator. But do remember that the beans shouldn't stay longer than a few days. ]
Beans, Snap
a few days
Beans like humidity, but not wetness. A damp cloth draped over an open or loosely closed container or storing unwashed beans in a breathable bag (perforated plastic, french terry, furoshiki) in the veggie bin of your fridge for up to 1 week. Rejuvenate limp beans by soaking them in ice water for 30 minutes.
Edamame (Edible Soybean)
5 to 7 days
Fresh edamame begins to lose its flavor as soon as it is picked, so it is best to eat the soybeans as soon as possible. Store in the refrigerator for a day or two, or cook and refrigerate for about a week.
Peas, Snap
+/- 4 days
Peas, Snow
+/- 4 days

quick facts

Refrigerator

where to store

moist (85-90% RH)

Humidity

Beans: 45° to 50°F (7.2° to 10°C)

Peas: 32°F (0°C)

temperature

Special notes

washing/Pre-storage

Storage PRocess

Storage life

4 - 8 days

Post Storage