Green Beans are another one of the newer additions to our crop list. We love having them – nothing compares to fresh, hand-picked green beans. They're so tender, crisp, and delicious!
Season: July - early September
Storage : Store green beans in the refrigerator, loosely wrapped in plastic.
Long Term Storage: Green beans can be blanched and frozen, pickled, or dried for long-term storage.
Green beans can be enjoyed raw, although they are most popular steamed or boiled and served with butter, salt, and pepper.
You can also saute fresh green beans in butter or olive oil. Garlic and/or onions would be a great addition.
Green Beans are delicious in combination with so many other vegetables. They appear in many different kinds of summer salads and winter casseroles.
Serving Suggestions: Toss steamed or boiled beans with a vinaigrette, peanut sauce, soy sauce and garlic, or tomato sauce and chopped bacon.
Green beans are an important source of both carotenoids and flavonoids.
Green beans are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A as well as vitamin K. They are also a very good source of manganese and molybdenum as well as dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, and potassium. In addition, green beans are a good source of iron, vitamin B1, and niacin, phosphorus, and copper, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.