Are store-bought dried red beans just dyed that color?
The pkg clearly says they aren't:
However, after sorting, rinsing & then soaking the beans for 18 hours the liquid I poured off was very reddish color and most of the beans had turned from a uniform darker red to a mixed blend of mostly much lighter colors:
Been on a dried bean cooking and canning binge lately. (just 3 kinds canned so far) Decided not to "muddy up" two excellent threads on beans and ask this question in a separate post.
The other threads I was referring to: