Please go to this website and view the slideshow on how to sprout your own beans. It's surprisingly easy and your body will appreciate your efforts, as this method makes them more easily digestible. Although I do want to give a disclaimer because sprouting beans have become all the rage nowadays, but keep in mind that every person is different. This is probably the best way to have beans, however not everyone is well suited for beans. For example, my yoga instructor is an unfavorable candidate. According to Chinese medicine, she's recommended to stay away from beans due to some internal state. I can't remember what the details anymore. My point is that if you try them and find that your body doesn't agree to it, don't eat it.