Chat with us on twitter! Share a recipe with us on Facebook!
Find a Recipe Search

Beans, Snap

Beans, Snap

In Season: Fresh snap beans can typically be harvested throughout the summer and fall Snap beans are similar to dry beans, except they involve the entire pod of the plant instead of just the seeds inside. Also known as string or green beans, snap beans are known as vegetables, but they are actually botanically classified as a fruit! And that's not the only trick snap beans hide up their sleeve--purple varieties are available, but you'll find they turn green when cooked. No matter what color bean you buy, look for a fresh, bright appearance and firm pods for that characteristic crisp taste.