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From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Beans are one of the oldest foods known to humanity and it’s no wonder why. With the multitude of varieties, versatility and nutritional benefits, what more can you ask for?
Here are some green bean basics and healthy ways to prepare this summer crop.
Also known as snap beans or green beans, string beans aren’t just for Thanksgiving casseroles.
Also known as “cranberry” beans, these red and beige beauties are all over my market right now. They made an unusual addition to my summer succotash.
This bean salad is perfect for any celebration, but it bursts of flavor from cumin and avocado make it ideal for Cinco de Mayo.
Rumor has it they’re incredibly hard to shell so I’ve avoided fava beans in the past. As it turns out I was worried over nothing.
Black is the only flavor jelly bean sold by the whole bag. Do you leave the black jelly beans behind?
Beans might get a bad rap, but they’re extremely good for you! An excellent source of complex carbs, protein and fiber, they’re also chock full of vitamins and minerals (calcium, potassium, B6 and folate to name a few). Here are some good summer recipes featuring white beans.
Dig in and grab a handful (or two) of green beans at your next trip to the market. Trim, wash and enjoy with hummus or yogurt dip ---or try one of these delicious recipes.