- Naturally fat free
- Naturally low in calories
- Naturally high in fibre
- A high protein food as 29% of its calories come from protein which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones.
- High in folate which contributes to normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue.
- A source of vitamin C
|Per 100g (Raw)|
Always buy young beans as the pods of larger beans are likely to be tough. The pods should feel firm and fresh; if you can see the outline of the bean inside the pod it is likely to be fibrous.Use as soon as possible after purchase.
Runner beans need to be topped and tailed and may also need stringing before use. They should be sliced lengthways before cooking and plunged into boiling salted water and cooked until al dente.
Runner beans are used in salads as well as being served as a vegetable. They are added to stews, cassoulets, soups and broths. They are also served as a vegetable side dish, mixed with other beans such as flageolet beans or mixed with lardons of bacon. Flavours and ingredients that go well with runner beans include tomatoes, garlic, cream, lemon juice,bacon and white wine.
Looking for some recipe inspiration? Why not try this tatsy Stir-Fry Steak with Green Beans and Chilli.