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Green Beans Healthy Food Guide

Peak season: June through September

Recipe shown above: Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

 

Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.

—Marcelene Cox, American author

While one of the most iconic uses for the ever-popular green bean is in a creamy casserole at the holidays, fresh, local beans purchased in season at your local market can’t be beat. Also called snap beans or string beans, green beans actually come in a range of colors, from green to yellow to purple. When a recipe calls for green beans, most likely it means the ones that are green in color—although any color will work.

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Question - do frozen green beans provide the same amount of fiber???

Anonymous

12/05/2011 - 8:28pm

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