Is it safe to cook garbanzo beans that have been soaking for 10 days in refrigerator?

On 2/25/2020, I sorted & rinsed 3 cups of dried garbanzo beans several times then put them into a large sealed container with 3 times their volume in water. Each of the next few days, I poured off the water and rinsed the expanded beans then refilled the container with water, sealed lid & put back in refrigerator. Since then, I changed the water again 2-3 times but got busy & didn’t cook the beans. The water is clear & beans look normal. There is no bad smell or foam. Is it safe to cook the beans still?

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Gammy March 6, 2020
With all the care you took to rinse and replace the soaking water over the 10 days, I would think as long as you are really cooking the beans and not planning to use them in their rehydrated "raw" state, you should be fine. You may find that they are softer in texture than what you expected, just make sure they are well cooked. I'd use in soups, chili, stews, baked beans or casserole-type dishes and not in salads.
 
Gammy March 6, 2020
And after cooking... if they taste off in any way, I'd quickly adios. They are cheap enough to replace.
 
CoffeeAndBaconYum March 6, 2020
Hi Gammy,
Thank you for your reply! I plan to cook them by boiling in fresh water on the stove. I guess I won't add any seasonings so that their natural flavor is readily apparent after cooking. That way, I will be able to tell if they're off.

After that, i plan to use some in hummus and roast the rest in the oven to make chickpea snacks.
 
CoffeeAndBaconYum March 6, 2020
How do I determine if the garbanzo beans are well cooked?
 
CoffeeAndBaconYum March 6, 2020
The beans have been refrigerated the entire time except when I was changing the water. There were some bubbles the first two times I rinsed the beans at 24 and 48 hours from starting them soaking in refrigerator.
 
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