Green Beans

What are they and what do I do with them?

Yes, we all know beans.  I cannot easily pronounce the family it comes from, but I must say it is Fabaceae.  See?  They are joined with fava, white, kidney, lima, pinto, and many more.  Yet there is some value in continuing to read this otherwise obtuse post.  Only 31 calories in 100g. Wow. 100g will give you 9% of your daily fiber and manganese, as well as 13% of iron. Did you know manganese is part of a duo creating a free radical scavenger? It also has modest levels of vitamins A, C, K, and B-complex. Yep, it is also rich in antioxidants. The options about with these beans: stir-fry, raw, grilled, pickled, steamed, soups, and curried.

Storage

Keep them in a perforated plastic bag in your high humidity drawer.  They should be eaten if they are getting soft or limp.  They should last a week or so.

Preparation

Wash in cold water, remove the strings if you care to.  I personally don’t mind them unless they are a bit overgrown. Oh yes, also trim the ends. That is if you care to. I personally hate discarding any that I don’t have to.

Recipes

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  • Sheri Fris

    Here’s an awesome Bean Salad….Cook any color beans you have picked and while warm add some Goat Cheese and Walnuts and some Red Onion sliced. mix together with the beans with some chopped parsley or even some garlic scrapes . Eat away and the next day it is good cold also. So easy but yummy!

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