- Usage: Good for eating fresh, freezing, canning.
- Taste: Nutty
- Storage Quality: Round seeds with long, straight pods
- Shape: Rumpled
- Outside Coloring: Silvery green
- Flesh Description: Tender, meaty
- The different varieties of beans contain different nutrients that promote health including fiber, folate and vitamin C that help to prevent cancer. Beans can be found to be fat-free, saturated fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in calories, very low sodium, a good source of vitamin C, iron, folate, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and potassium depending on the variety.
- Retain moisture: Wash beans before refrigeration to prevent from drying out.
- Pitted, loss of moisture:
- Evidence of chilling injury to the beans if held at temperatures below 40 degrees F/4.4 degrees C.
- Selection: Shoppers should use beans that are free from obvious dark spots. The best beans are the ones that are firm and snap when they are bent.
- Stocking: Snap bean containers should be stacked to allow maximum air circulation.
- Optimum Temp (F): 40-45F / 4.4 – 7.2 C
- Optimum Humidity: 90 – 95 %
- Storage Life (Days): 4 – 5
- Ethylene Producer: No
- Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
- Water Sprinkle: No
- Odor Producer: No
- Ripens After Harvest: No
- Mist: No
- Top Ice: No
- Odor Sensitive: No