Put in a perforated plastic bag and store in crisper. Do not wash until just prior to use (moisture causes rusting on the beans). Fresh beans last for 4 days to a week. Preparation Tip:
Remove the top (stem end) of the bean. To optimize their sweet flavor, cut the beans as little as possible. Cook just until tender and bright green. Did you know...
They used to be called string beans because of the string that ran along the outer side of the pod, but by 1894 botanists had successfully removed the string through breeding experiments. Culinary Compatibility:
Butter, olive oil, mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, garlic, cream sauce, pesto, olives, nuts, herbs, tomatoes, sweet peppers, onions and potatoes. Health Information:
1 cup of raw green beans has 34 calories, no fat, and 2 grams of protein. These beans are high in vitamin C, folate and are a good source of Vitamin A, potassium, riboflavin and thiamine.