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Beans

beans

Beans are high in fibre and antioxidants and have been used as food source for humans for thousands of years. While may be accustomed to the garden variety green bean, more varieties of some of the heritage and 'old style' cooking ingredients are now being re-introduced and maybe be available at your local Greengrocer.

Phaseolus vulgaris

There are two main types of green beans that are commonly available: the runner beans (or string beans) and the French (or stringless) beans...

Look for brightly coloured to dark beans. Don't use beans that have any signs of wrinkling from dehydration...

Because of the inbuilt flavour of beans, they are quick and easy vegetable to serve...

Beans are a good source of Vitamin C, fibre and natural folate...