Fresh Flat Beans
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Fresh Flat Beans are available year-round.
These Turkish beans are quite similar to Romano beans in shape. The beans have a stingless seam that opens rather easily while still young. The pods cling loosely to a series of about six tiny lime green coloured peas. The beans are crisp and fleshy in texture, extremely succulent, packing an assertively sweet punch, leaving little trace of any other flavours.
Turkish flat beans can be boiled, sautéed, steamed, braised, grilled and deep-fried. When raw they can be sliced and added to grain or green salads or served whole along with dip as crudités. the beans are perfect for pickling and can be served as part of antipasti or added to savoury cocktails as an edible garnish.
Flat beans are rich in dietary fibre which studies have shown can help support healthy digestion.