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Beans Conversion Calculator (Dried vs Cooked vs Canned)

This beans conversion calculator provides measurement conversions between cooked and dried, cups, ounces, grams, and cans. It also converts between the volumes and weights of dried, cooked, and canned beans. This calculator requires JavaScript enabled in your browser, so if all you’re seeing is a blank screen, use this website to check if JS is enabled.

NOTE: conversions to and from cans are unavailable at the moment. I am working on improving the accuracy of the conversions. Everything else is fully functional!

How to Use this Beans Conversion Calculator

Simply enter a number into the Input box, select the measurement you are using, and the program will automatically calculate converted values.

Note: US imperial system is used for these measurements (ie. 1 cup = 237 mL, 1 can = 15 oz). Data sourced from USDA FoodData Central where possible, or else from my personal experience.

How to Cook Dried Beans

When cooking from dried, I recommend a 1:4 ratio of beans to water (by volume) for cooking on the stove-top, and a 1:3 ratio for cooking in the Instant Pot.

For Instant Pot cooking, if you are using unsoaked beans, I would use the BEANS/CHILI setting on MORE mode (40 minutes at high pressure). If you are using pre-soaked beans, use the BEANS/CHILI setting on NORMAL mode (30 minutes at high pressure). The exception is small beans such as mung beans and adzuki beans, which can be cooked without soaking using the BEANS/CHILI setting on LESS mode (25 minutes at high pressure).

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