Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Also known as:
String Beans, Haricot vert.
Green beans require warm growing conditions, deep, well-drained, fertile soil and consistent, plentiful moisture. The great diversity in climates in Rugby Farm’s growing areas, ensure green beans can be produced 12 months of the year.
Beans are low in calories and contain vitamins A, C, K, B1, B2, B3 and B6. Beans also contain healthy amounts of minerals including iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium and potassium.
The green bean originated in the hot areas of the Americas, India and China. It was introduced to France by the Conquistadors about 1597. The bean extended into the eastern Mediterranean and by the seventeenth century was harvested everywhere in Italy, Greece, and Turkey. For a long time beans were uncommon and costly, however became widespread in the 19th century. The first country to put green beans on their menus was the French.
How to Store:
Keep green beans in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator until you are ready to use.
How to Use:
For hints, tips and ideas on how to best enjoy Green Beans, visit www.taste.com.au