Would you eat expired lentils or beans?

September 28, 2010 3:56am CST
I've got this sealed pack of lentils that are supposed to have expired 6 months ago. I am sure that I would have cooked them and eaten them if I hadn't noticed the expiration date, since they look fine. Do you think it's safe to cook them now? Will they taste well? I once tried to cook dry beans from an opened pack and even though they shouldn't be expired, I was boiling them for hours and they were still rock hard. But how about the lentils?
2 responses
• United States
28 Sep 10
Honestly I have never heard of beans expiring. They are dried, what is there to expire? I guess it would depend on how long ago they were deemed expired. And if they were really discolored, I guess that I would at least worry that they had lost some of their nutritive values.
@Skade24 (750)
• Romania
28 Sep 10
I think this is all that happends, when lentils and beans expire, they become hard as rock, and you keep boil them for hours and they are still not eatable, i think they taste good, even though are expired, but you must be patient to boil them for hours.