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String beans

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 17 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

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String beans are economical and can be mixed with just about any combination of ingredients to give a delicious, healthy dish full of important nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium and fiber. They can serve as a light supper, put together in as little as 30 minutes. A dish with string beans is incredibly easy to prepare and doesn’t require much experience in the kitchen to pull off with the finesse of a professional chef.

Health benefits

  • Garlic is highly nutritious and comes with few calories.
  • It contains manganese, vitamin B6, C, selenium and fiber.
  • Considering that garlic is used to treat various ailments such as the common cold around the world, it doesn’t come as a surprise that a string bean dish will be incredibly helpful if you catch a cold.
  • Studies have shown that green beans prevent colon cancer and the high fiber content helps to improve the digestive system.

Green beans control diabetes by regulating the blood sugar levels to enable the body to perform necessary tasks.

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How to Make String beans

  • Fill a large fillet with water and green beans. Bring the boil to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the beans begin to soften. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the beans. Add the olive oil to the skillet.
  • Now add butter to the green beans.
  • Cook and stir until the butter has melted. It will take about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now add lemon pepper, kosher salt, chopped garlic and black pepper.
  • Cook until the garlic is tender and fills the kitchen with its fragrance. This will take about 3 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Trivia

  • Leaves of green beans can be green and purple in color.
  • Green beans are grown by seeds. It can take about 60 days to harvest them.
  • China produces the highest number of green beans in the world. Exports amount to about 15 million tons of green beans every year.

China happens to also produce the highest amount of garlic, accounting for two third of the global production.

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