Legume of the Month – June 2021 – Common Green Beans

Legume of the Month June 2021.

Green beans

Featured Legume of the Month: Common Green Beans

Green beans are easy to grow and are often found in home gardens.

According to Michigan State University Extension Services, green beans are ready to harvest between 45 to 72 days. The bush variety type is often popular in smaller gardens because they require no support structures.

These beans are eaten fresh or cooked and are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K.

Cooking with Green Beans... Green Beans and Red Potatoes

Green beans are great steamed and mixed with herbs, and spices.

In this quick and easy recipe from the American Heart Association, fresh green beans are steamed with potatoes then mixed with parsley, tub margarine, salt, pepper and paprika to create a flavorful side dish. Or, toss in some cooked chicken or baked tofu for a complete meal. Fast, easy and nutritious!

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Green beans and red potatoes. 

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