BEANS, REGULAR FINE

A small straight, narrow green bean that has been selected for its delicious sweet flavour and tender, crunchy texture.

Fine beans belong to the Common Bean family, named as such because they all derived from a common bean ancestor, probably in Peru. It is thought they were introduced to Europe in the 16th Century by Spanish explorers, returning from their ventures to the New World.

BEANS, REGULAR FINE are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Can be left whole and steamed or boiled if serving as a vegetable accompaniment, or halved, for stir-fries, curries, stews, etc. To retain flavour and texture, dont overcook.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g (boiled): energy 25 kcal, 105 kJ; protein 1.9g; carbohydrate 3.2g; fat 0.5g.

Preparation

Wash thoroughly and dry before use. Top and tail the beans by cutting a small section from both ends.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator, in the salad compartment, for up to 5 days.

Choosing

Choose beans with a slender, firm pod that is bright green in colour and unblemished. Avoid mature beans with large seeds and swollen pods. Good quality beans will snap easily when broken.

Fun Fact

1 portion of Fine Beans contains your whole daily requirement of Vitamin K, essential for strong bones.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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Kenya
Zambia