String beans, also called string beans, are a type of green beans that are eaten fresh. String beans are named for the stringy fibers that run along their seams. These fibers are edible, but many people prefer to remove them before cooking. String beans are a popular ingredient in stir-fries and soups, and they can also be eaten raw or steamed. When choosing string beans, look for ones that are bright green and firm to the touch. Avoid beans that are yellow or withered. String beans are best stored in a perforated bag in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. They will keep for up to a week.String beans are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber.Cooking string beans
Cooking time for string beans can vary depending on the method used, but as a general rule, they need about 10 minutes to cook. You can either boil them or steam them. For cooked string beans, put 1-2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil before adding the beans. Turn the heat down low and simmer the beans for about 5-7 minutes until tender. To steam string beans, put 1-2 cups of water in a saucepan with a steamer basket and bring to a boil. Put the beans in the steamer basket and cover. Steam them for about 5 minutes until tender.