Trim your Green Beans lickity split with our step-by-step guide! No need to be disheartened by the huge pile of beans you need to trim for dinner, our game-plan will have you out of the kitchen in no time!
Fast bean prep starts at your greengrocers or supermarket, don't just grab them by the handful and toss them in the bag. Try and do this carefully so that they are lined up.
Most green bean varieties nowadays are stringless, so I no longer find it necessary to remove the strings. However, if you would like to string your beans snap from from one end and pull down (you may use a paring knife to do this)
Prepping Beans One step at a time
- Take a handful of beans to prepare at once and don't try to do this one bean at a time.
- Wash your beans under cold running water.
- Grab a handful of beans and line them up.
- Cut off the ends.
- Pick them up and tap to align the opposite ends.
- Line up the opposite ends.
- Cut the opposite bean ends.
- Hold your beans firmly.
- Cut them in half - voila your beans are ready to cook any way you fancy!
Why Green beans are good to eat
Fresh beans are rich in vitamins and minerals
- Vitamin A which is good for vision, the immune system, and reproduction.
- Vitamin C that helps maintain and repair body tissue helps absorb Iron and helps form collagen.
- Folate makes red and white blood cells and is essential in early pregnancy for the healthy development of a baby.
- Magnesium involved in the regulation of muscle, heart and nerve function and keeping bones strong and iron that is required for the production of red blood cells.
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