Legumes

fresh legumes have a short storage life - so be sure to plan accordingly or blanch and store them

examples

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

fresh legumes have a short storage life - so be sure to plan accordingly or blanch and store them

washing/Pre-storage

Storage PRocess

Storage life

4 - 8 days

Post Storage

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, Pole
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.
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)
Peas, Snap
+/- 4 days
Peas, Snow
+/- 4 days