Green beans are long green pods with a row of beans inside. To prepare to cook simply wash, snap the ends off and then leave them whole or cut to bite-size pieces.
Green Beans are a versatile and healthy addition to any meal! They can be steamed or boiled until tender-crisp, a great addition to casseroles and soups, and can even be fried. They can easily be frozen, canned or pickled for later enjoyment.
Raw green beans are low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They are also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese (nutritiondatacom).