Green and yellow string beans are a favourite for their tenderness and sweet flavour.
You can eat them whole—the pod as well as the seeds. They’re popular in fall stews and pair perfectly with your favourite cuts of meat. They also go great in salads.
How to pick
Green and yellow string beans should be thin, long, firm, and uniformly coloured with no spots. When at peak freshness, they break immediately when folded, with a drop of water pearling where broken.
How to store
Green and yellow string beans are fragile and difficult to keep. To remain fresh, they need moisture. They keep in the fridge for three to four days wrapped in a wet towel.
How to prepare
You can eat green and yellow beans raw as a snack or in a salad. They taste even better lightly blanched in salted water, browned in a skillet, or steamed.