Green Beans: Hearty Harvest
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When you see the green beans piled high in your grocery store’s bins
at the end of summer, you’ll know that the fall harvest is coming soon.
Green beans are one of the first vegetables to ripen, and a bright sign of
summer’s bounty. Fortunately, you can get Fresh1® green beans year
round, too, but this simple, homey vegetable is one of late summer’s
most traditional taste sensations. They’re inexpensive, packed with nutrition
and flavor, and make great summer salads, sautés, and side dishes. Serve
them at home or at your next BBQ!
Every produce choice you make is a good one, but adding fresh green vegetables
to your diet could give you extra protection against disease. They contain
a compound called phytonutrients that may prevent cancer and heart disease.
Green vegetables may also help strengthen vision health and promote strong
bones and teeth.
- Green beans have been cultivated in Mexico for over
- Some varieties of green beans are
- Green beans are actually immature legumes—they
are harvested before the seeds have been allowed
to dry and mature.
Choose fresh-looking, bright green beans that have
firm flesh and no wrinkled, brown, or moist areas.
The Fresh1 beans come from Florida, Georgia, Missouri,
and Ohio and are available May through October.
Store beans in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
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