On the surface of it, green beans may not be the most exciting vegetable, but they offer a lot – especially when frozen.
1. The convenience of frozen green beans
The little bit of hard work when it comes to green beans lies in the prep. You need to trim the edges and, depending on the recipe, cut them into smaller pieces. But McCain Green Beans are already trimmed and sliced – saving you time. All you need to do is blanch a cupful or two in boiling water for a few minutes and you have a healthy, delicious side ready to serve.
2. Green beans contain fibre, protein and many vitamins and minerals
Speaking of “healthy”, did you know that green beans (or snap beans or string beans, as they are also called) are rich in many nutrients? Healthline reports that green beans are a good source of fibre, protein, vitamins A and C, and manganese. They are also low in kilojoules and contain no cholesterol. Thanks to the soluble fibre content found in cooked green beans, it could lower your cholesterol. McCain Green Beans are harvested at their peak and flash frozen at their freshest to lock in nutrients, so you can be sure they contain all these nutrients and more.
3. Try green beans as is or add them to any number of dishes
As mentioned, green beans make a quick and delicious side to any main meal. Add some mint and try them with fennel pork chops. They’re also excellent in a salad – and these spicy baked green beans with grilled halloumi, basil and almonds make an excellent dish for cooler days. And they can also hold their own in many main dishes. These recipes are so good, the kids won’t even mind the extra veggies:
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