Selectinggreen beans


When selecting green beans look for long, straight beans that are free of decay and rust spots. Green beans should snap easily when bent.

Storing

When selecting green beans look for long, straight beans that are free of decay and rust spots. Green beans should snap easily when bent.

Preparation

Fresh green beans should be rinsed and trimmed at both ends before use. Green beans can be eaten raw and make a great addition to a vegetable tray. Steamed, blanched, microwaved and stir frying are great ways to cook green beans. Green beans require very little time and overcooking makes them limp and depletes their nutrient value. Leave green beans whole for cooking or cut crosswise or diagonally for French cut. Add green beans into soups, stews, salads and casseroles for added flavor and texture


Nutrition Information

Fresh green beans make a generally good nutritional contribution to the diet, although they are not outstanding in any particular nutrient but are very low in calories.

 Serving Size 100g raw

%DV

Calories 30

 

Calories from Fat 0

 

Total Fat 0g

0%

Potassium 240mg

7%

Sodium 0mg

0%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Total Carbohydrate 6g

2%

Dietary Fiber 4g

14%

Sugars 2g

 

Protein 1g

 

Vitamin A

4%

Vitamin C

10%

Calcium

4%

Iron

2%