Fresh Beans Are Typically Sold as Produce in Their Pods. Some are Eaten Shelled, Some Can Be Eaten Whole.
Fresh Beans
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Fresh Beans are generally sold as seed pods and the examples that you will most often see at the store are: Green Beans, Lima Beans and Fava Beans. Different Beans types are eaten pod and all, or shelled.

In the example above, Green Beans are eaten whole, that is shell and all, while Lima Beans and Fava Beans are most often eaten Shelled.

Storage

Fresh Beans should be stored in an air-tight container under refrigeration for up to 5 days before their flavor and looks degrade.

Nutrition

Because many of the vitamins are water-soluble, the fresh Beans’ nutrition content can be impacted by how they are cooked.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes