drying beans with white mold
Has anyone had a ton of white mold on their dry beans and successfully washed it off and stored them? I know this is a funny question, but we had such a small harvest, I hate to see so many beans go to waste! The beans got too wet before harvest. When I harvested them, they were mostly dry (brittle shells). I wondering if I can wash the beans in a colander, towel dry them, and then dry in the colander. I have access to a dehydrator and plenty of freezer space.
Here's what I've done so far:
+ shelled the beans into brown paper bags, tossing the beans that were the moldiest, saving only those that were free of mold or that had a tiny sign of it
+ have the bags sitting open in the dining room
Thanks for any help you can provide! I hate to see these go to waste, but perhaps that's just what will have to happen.