❁ Choose fresh green beans with a bright green color and firm texture; they should snap easily when bent. Avoid beans with brown spots or bruises.
❁ Beans should be mostly smooth on the surface. Large bumps may mean that the bean is more mature and less tender to eat.
❁ You can use fresh, frozen or canned green beans in most recipes. Choose what is cheapest.
❁ If larger bags of frozen green beans are cheaper per ounce, use what you need then press out the air and reseal the bag carefully. Return to the freezer immediately.