Food Facts – Green Beans

January 19, 2014

-Green beans are picked before the seeds are mature and the shell becomes hard and brittle. You’re essentially eating pre-mature seeds and its pod when you consume a “ripe” green bean.

-Green beans taste best when they are thinner than a pencil because they have the least amount of water retention and are the most concentrated in sugar at that stage.

-Green, navy, kidney, and black beans are called “common beans”.-

-Green, navy, kidney, and black beans all originated in Peru.

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