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How To Preserve Green Beans

Updated on January 16, 2016

Blanching

Step 1 in preserving fresh from the garden green beans is to blanch. You will need a saucepan, water and trimmed green beans.

Add 1- 2 cups of trimmed green beans to a gallon of boiling water. Then add a teaspoon of salt and let boil 3 minutes. When they are done blanching they should be crisp (like steamed veggies).

Cooling

Once the green beans are blanched they need to chill to stop them from cooking any further.

Freezing

Last, you place chilled green beans in freezer bags and lay flat in the freezer to freeze. Tip-I place a meal's worth in each freezer bag.

Green Bean Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 44
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 2 g4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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