Drain the beans and add them to the pot along with the fresh water. Bring to a boil; then lower the heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Add salt to taste and continue cooking until the beans are as tender as you like them ~ probably another 30 minutes or so. When done, check the seasoning. Serve the beans in a bowl with the broth. Suggestion: There are lots of tasty additions you can use cilantro, mint, scallions, sour cream, cheese and so on. But try the beans plain first. Nutritional analysis per serving: 401 calories, 4.84 grams fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 27.6 milligrams sodium; 11 percent of calories form fat.