Storing Green Beans

Dry green beans can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  If they are damp when purchased, remove them from the bag, dry and then re-bag for storage.

Freezing Green Beans

  1. Wash beans and trim the ends. Cut if desired.
  2. Blanch by immersing in boiling water for 1 minute. Immediately remove and place in ice water to stop the cooking.
  3. Drain blanched beans. Let dry.
  4. Pack into appropriate storage containers and freeze.
  5. Frozen beans are best used within 8-10 months.