How to pick the freshest beans
Green and yellow beans should be firm, smooth and uniform in colour; avoid those with bruises or discolouration. If beans snap with a crack when you bend them, it’s a sign they’re as fresh as can be!
How to keep them fresher longer
The shelf life of beans is relatively short given that they’re a rather delicate vegetable. To keep them fresher longer, store them in your fridge’s crisper at a high humidity level. They’re best consumed within three or four days of purchase.
How to enjoy them
Beans can be prepared countless different ways; you can blanche them in salted water, steam-cook them, or fry them in a pan. They’re also delicious served raw as a snack or thrown into a salad.