Herbal and earthy, firm and crisp, green beans are universal favorites. They are a classic side dish served on their own — simply steam, sauté, or boil them (we like to add a little butter and lemon). Their texture also stands up to long cooking in dishes like casseroles and stews. We always buy a few more than we need, because we tend to nibble on them raw as we're preparing them.
Bean sprouts are a common ingredient across the world. They are particularly common in Eastern Asian cuisine, made from sprouting beans. The typical bean sprout is made from the greenish-capped mung beans.
Benefits : Mung bean sprouts are low in calories, have fiber and B vitamins, and deliver a boost of vitamins C and K.
Sugar snaps are a cross between snow peas and green peas. Like a great kid, they inherited the good parts of both sides of the family. They are as sweet as young green peas and as crisp and tender as snow peas. Somewhere along the way, they also acquired a little bit of pecan flavor that makes them stand out in a stir-fry. A great source of vitamin C, sugar snaps also make a great low-fat snack.
Herbal and earthy, firm and crisp, green beans are universal favorites, and these pretrimmed versions make weekday dinner preparation a snap. They're a classic side dish served on their own — simply steam, sauté, or boil them (we like to add a little butter and lemon). Their texture also stands up to long cooking in dishes like casseroles and stews, or for a lightning-fast vegetable side, simply microwave them.
These beans taste great when cooked simply: steamed with a bit of salt and olive oil to have on the side with chicken and or tossed into salads. And as a bonus, they’ll look nice in your garden if you want to try growing them yourself next spring.
One of the most notable health benefits of sugar snap peas is they are high in vitamin C. This water-soluble, antioxidant vitamin speeds wound healing, boosts immunity and also aids in the production of collagen. Sugar snap peas contain 60 milligrams per 100-gram serving.
Commonly referred to as string beans, the string that once was their trademark (running lengthwise down the seam of the pod) can seldom be found in modern varieties. Often referred to as snap beans can literally be snapped in half with a simple twist of the fingers.