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The British season is from June to September, but you’ll find Kenyan imports all year round. The perfect green bean should be a nice bright green (unless it’s the yellow or purple variety), with no blemishes. They should be firm and snap when bent in half.

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 How To Use Fine Beans

Fine beans are served cooked and can be eaten hot or cold. They can be served as an accompanying vegetable and are particularly good included in salads try adding them to potato salad with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Chopped, cooked extra fine beans can be added to an omelette with cheese and ham for a tasty one-pan meal.

How To Prepare Fine Beans

Wash and top and tail the beans and leave whole.

How To Cook Fine Beans

Fine beans can be boiled or steamed. To boil, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the prepared beans and cook for 3 – 8 minutes or until just tender but still crisp. To steam, place the beans in a steamer and cook for 5 – 10 minutes or until just tender but still crisp.

 How To Store Fine Beans

Keep refrigerated after purchase.