How to cook Climbing Beans
Try French and runner beans raw. They’re really tasty when fresh and crunchy, and even better when eaten straight after being picked. You can steam or simmer them, then season and serve simply with a little olive oil or butter. When preparing fresh borlotti beans, always remember to shell them before cooking.
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WHAT ARE CLIMBING BEANS?
We tend to call beans a vegetable, but technically they’re a fruit because we eat the seeds, either with or without the pod. Climbing beans are in the plant family called Fabaceae and they’re related to peas.
WHEN ARE CLIMBING BEANS IN SEASON?
Climbing beans are largely in season from July to September.
HOW TO STORE CLIMBING BEANS
Store beans in the fridge, but freeze if you’re not planning on using them within a few days.
What are the health benefits?
French beans are a source of manganese, which contributes to healthy bones and help protects our cells from damage.