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Fresh green beans peak from May to October.
Wash beans thoroughly in cold water and trim the tips.
Whatever cooking method you choose, remember to cook beans just until tender using the smallest amount of water. They should remain bright green.
French-style beans are cut into ribbon-thin lengths. To create, trim the beans, and, using a sharp knife, cut into thin strands.
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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2017.