Health Benefits

Green beans are high in vitamins, like Vitamin C and Vitamin K. These vitamins are essential for many aspects of our wellbeing, like bone health and our immune system. Green beans are also high in dietary fiber, which helps regulate our digestive system.

Cooking Methods

These are a few suggestions for ways to cook green beans. Use what suits your needs best!

Stir green beans in a stainless steel pot over medium-high heat. Cook, covered, until beans begin to sweat. Remove the lid and stir occasionally until beans are tender. When beans begin to char, stir in about 1 tablespoon olive oil and turn off heat. Cover and let stand a few minutes.

Place green beans in a microwave-safe dish with about 1/4 cup of water or broth. Cover and microwave on high for
about 4 minutes.

Boil half a large pot of water, and add salt and green beans. Boil until tender-crisp, but not too much longer, as green
beans will begin to turn mushy.


Try one of these seasoning ideas, or mix & match and come up with something new!

  • Butter & garlic
  • Lemon juice and olive oil
  • Fresh grated ginger

Storage & Preservation

Fresh green beans are stored best in the refrigerator, uncut and unwashed, for up to 7 days. When ready to use,
cut them and rinse them.

Canned, unopened green beans are typically good up to a year after the date listed on the can. Discard if the can is
open, warped/indented, or has rust that cannot be easily wiped off. These can be signs of contamination/unsafe

To freeze fresh green beans, first trim the ends. Blanching the beans will help them retain their flavor and color
while frozen. To do this, simply boil them for a couple minutes, then move them immediately into ice water. Once
the beans are cool, dry and freeze them.

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