A serving of beans helps you feel full more quickly because the rich fiber content fills your stomach. Also, causes a slower rise in blood sugar. That should stave off hunger longer and give you a steady supply of energy. Varieties specialized for use as green beans, selected for the succulence and flavor of pods, are the ones usually grown in the home vegetable garden.
Storage: Refrigerate in paper bags. Wet beans will develop black spots and decay quickly so wash before preparation.
Preparation: Boil a quart of water or enough to cover your beans. Blanch the beans for 3 to 4 minutes. Blanching is an easy way to cook this vegetable. This will really bring out a bright green color. Although raw green beans are edible, it is recommended to cook them for easier digestion. Drain the beans into a colander, and rinse them with cold water to prevent overcooking. Another way to cook green beans is to steam them. Place them on a steamer over 1 to 2 inches of boiling water and cover 2 to 3 minutes. The beans should be tender but still, have a crunch. Or you can sautee – First melt some butter in a pan. Then add some slivered almonds and saut_ until the butter is slightly browned. Add cooked green beans into the pan. Remove from heat, gently toss the mixture and serve.