Baby French Beans 250gms - Kenya

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French beans' ancestors are native to South and Central Americas. It was not until the late 16th century that green beans were introduced to France via the Conquistadors. It would remain a low profile vegetable among common agrarians though until the 19th century, when the French made the bean a household vegetable, the name Haricot Verts ultimately branding the bean as French indefinitely. Yet, there is little difference, botanically between a French bean and a green bean, though sub varieties and improved cultivars continue to be developed. The first string-less green bean was developed in New York State by Calvin Keeney in 1894.

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Description/Taste Tiny and tender, bright, Green baby French beans are smaller than common green beans. With a soft, velvety skin, they are quite meaty for their size, and their crisp texture offers a sweet, green flavor. The French bean retains the string from its original form. Strings have been bred out of most other green bean varieties. Seasons/Availability The Baby Green French beans are available throughout the summer with some slight gaping. Nutritional Value Containing about 30 calories per cup, French Beans offer an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and folate. Applications Young pods may be prepared whole, eaten raw, or lightly steamed or sauteed. Cook chopped leeks in olive oil, add green beans and saute until cooked through, then finish with chopped dill and serve as a side dish. Saute beans in butter with chopped bacon, then serve warm finished with toasted pine nuts. Toss green beans with garlic and olive oil, then roast and serve with lemon juice and grated parmesan. Steam beans the toss with vinaigrette and fresh cherry tomato halves. French green beans will keep refrigerated for up to two weeks. - See more at:

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