Monday, July 9, 2012

'Tis the Season for Canning - Green Beans

Green beans are known by a variety of names - the string bean, squeaky beans, French beans or snap beans. They are pretty healthy for you too weighing in (haha! pun intended!) at only 34 calories per cup. They have about 30% of the recommended Vitamin C, 15% of Vitamin A and 4 grams of fiber per cup. That's pretty good!

When picking green (or yellow) beans look for beans that are firm and green (not yellow unless you are getting yellow beans). They should be smooth (not wrinkly or lumpy).

For each 1/2 pound of raw green beans = 1 quart jar

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