Green beans are known by many common names, including French beans, string beans and snap beans. They are distinguished from the many differing varieties of beans in that green beans are harvested and consumed with their enclosing pods, typically before the seeds inside have fully matured. This practice is analogous to the harvesting of unripened pea pod. Green beans are often steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked in casseroles.
Perfect for ... buttery garlic green bean side dish.
Store unwashed fresh beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper.
Good for Cardiovascular, High Cholesterol, Cancer, Diabetes, not adding weight. Bad for nutrient absorption, gout, allergies, drug interaction, flatulence and if susceptible, favism. (G6PD Deficiency).