Cooking Green or Yellow Wax Beans & Health Benefits
Cooking the Green or Yellow Wax Beans can be easy, or not. Well, as you know, there are 3 ways to cook the Wax beans and these are by Boiling, Steaming and Microwaving.
What you’ll find in this article:
- Before going to shop
- Preparing to cook
- Boiling the Wax Beans
- Steaming the Wax Beans
- Microwaving the Wax Beans
- Wax Beans Health Benefits
Cooking the Green or Yellow Wax Beans
Before starting to say the cooking methods of wax beans, I need to say that you have to read also the instructions on the back. There are several wax beans brands with different cooking styles. This being said, let’s see how the cooking of the wax beans can be done:
The wax bean is a pale yellow variety of green bean. For green or yellow beans, look for long, smooth, crisp pods with fresh-looking tips and bright green or waxy yellow color. Wrap airtight and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
Before cooking the beans, wash them and cut off the ends. Leave whole, or cut crosswise into about 1-inch pieces. To save time when cutting, place 3 to 4 beans side by side on a cutting board, and cut off all the ends at one time.
Add 1 inch of water (and 1/4 teaspoon salt if desired) to a medium saucepan (about 2-quart size). Add the beans, cover, and heat to boiling over high heat. Once water is boiling, reduce heat just enough so the water bubbles gently. Cook uncovered 5 minutes, then cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes longer or until crisp-tender when pierced with a fork; drain the boiled Wax Beans in a strainer.
Place a steamer basket in 1/2 inch of water in a skillet or saucepan. The water should not touch the bottom of the basket. Place beans in the basket, cover tightly and heat to boiling over high heat. Once water is boiling, reduce heat to low. Steam covered 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp-tender when pierced with a fork.
Place the beans and 1/2 cup water in a 1 1/2-quart microwavable casserole. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back 2-inch edge to vent. Microwave on High 9 to 12 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until crisp-tender when pierced with a fork. Let them stand covered for about 5 minutes and then drain in a strainer.
As every vegetable has its unique health benefits and family group vitamins, the wax (green or yellow beans) have their own. Let’s see the importance of eating or cooking these type of beans:
Good Carbo and Protein
The calorie content comes from carbohydrates. During digestion, some of these carbs break down into sugar. and fuel your entire day functioning, while the fiber helps by preventing constipation and regulates your blood sugar levels.
Vitamins of Iron and Manganese
These veggies boost your Iron and Manganese intake. Both minerals have the ability to activate enzymes, including enzymes needed to produce energy and support your metabolism. if you have Iron deficiency or Manganese deficiency, this is your natural-scape.
Rich in Vitamin C
Antioxidants prevent oxidative damage to your cells, including your DNA and cell membranes. Shielding your cells from this oxidation keeps them healthy and plays a role in disease prevention, including cancer prevention. Consuming vitamin C also aids in wound healing and supports the strength of your connective tissues, including your bones.