CSA Produce of the Week, August 2, 2016

Yellow Wax Beans

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Yellow wax beans are a rich source of dietary fiber that may help reduce blood cholesterol levels. These beans may contribute to prevent constipation and controls blood sugar levels. Yellow wax beans also contains protein that can help maintain healthy tissues and bones. Iron and manganese intake may be increased with these beans, which are important for producing energy and supporting metabolism. Another great benefit of yellow wax beans is their high levels of vitamin C that may prevent damage to your cells. Vitamin C plays a role in disease prevention and may also support wound healing and the strength of your connective tissues.

Recipe of the Week

Yellow Wax Beans

Yield: 4 Servings
(recipe courtesy of Lorac: Food)

Ingredients:
-1 ¼ lbs Yellow Wax Beans
-2 Tablespoons Butter (or less to your preference)
-1/4 Cup Crushed Crackers (Ritz)
-Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions:

Cook beans in salted boiling water until soft (not crispy) tender and drain.
Add butter and mix until butter melts.
Add cracker crumbs, stir to combine.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

CSUN-MMC

Marlett, J. A., & Vollendorf, N. W. (1993). Dietary fiber content and composition of vegetables determined by two methods of analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 41(10), 1608-1612.
http://www.food.com/recipe/nanas-yellow-wax-string-beans-72578