Green beans are also known as French beans or Round beans. They have a tender texture and a bright, fresh flavour. Green beans can be baked, boiled, steamed and added to casseroles and soups. A new trend is to lightly batter the beans and fry them for a snack or side dish. Fresh green beans should be refrigerated in a plastic bag and used within one week.
Whether you blanch them, sauté them, or eat them straight from a can, green beans are a nutritious addition to your diet.