green beans

This week we nerd out on green beans (available June - November). Most of you reading this post have had beans at least once, perhaps in a burrito, tossed on a salad, with rice, or in a hearty winter stew. I never connected the two, but green beans are immature beans. To get green beans, we harvest them early while the pods that cocoon the beans are tender and the beans inside are still small. Unlike mature beans, which are often dried or canned and sit in our pantries so we can eat them during any season, green beans are great eaten fresh and they’re a summer staple.

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