Taste: The perfect green bean should be slightly sweet, with a light crunch.
- Rich source of vitamins A, C and K and also contain folate, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, magnesium and potassium.
- Green beans contain a high amount of chlorophyll, which can block the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines generated when grilling meats at a high temperature
- Green beans can help reduce the risk of heart disease due to their high levels of flavonoids
When to Look for Green Beans: Green beans make their market debut around the beginning of August.
Best Uses for Green Beans: Green beans are a pretty versatile vegetable. They're tasty when boiled, baked, or roasted, especially when paired with lemon juice, dill, or garlic.
How to Store Green Beans: Keep your unwashed green beans in an airtight container or bag in your fridge. They should keep for about a week. If you want to freeze your beans, just give them a wash and cut them into whatever size you'd like.