don't know about baking soda in beans but my husband's Aunt Lena put a tsp. of baking soda in her Marinara Sauce to keep it from being too acidic.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ridn' <ridnandsmiln@...> wrote:
> I wasn't raised w/beans but remember my Mother talking about her Mother putting a teaspoon of soda in the beans & letting it fiz, then pouring the water off & resuming cooking. I have searched my resources here & no mention of adding soda to take care of gas issues. Anyone out there that does this? ridn'. Edianne. Texas