Date published: Sunday, March 20, 2016 Author: Joanna M. Comments: 0
Green beans, string beans, or as they are known in the United States, snap beans. What is usually thought of as a vegetable is actually a fruit! Call it what you like it's our pick of the week.
Green beans are packed full of fibre and are a good source of vitamins, calcium, protein and iron. They are a great addition to salads, casseroles, stirfry's or delicious eaten raw.
How to pick:
Choose beans that are crisp, firm and brightly coloured. Avoid any that are soft, bruised or wrinkled.
How to store:
Wrap them in some paper towel (to stop them from sweating) and then put them in a plastic bag. Store in your refrigerator.
How to prepare:
Green beans need to be washed and then trimmed at either end. They can be eaten raw, steamed or boiled. Be careful not to overcook them (they should remain slightly crisp to retain their nutrients).
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