Dwarf French beans are considered a superfood by many people. I was one of them once upon a time and I had a difficult time trying to eat anything else besides this product. I have always had a problem with African or South American beans because I am allergic. I am sensitive to the worldwide chemicals that go into growing these beans and I also know that I need a higher level of potassium in my diet to compensate for that. French beans are an amazing alternative to the regular French bean. The flavor is incredible, full of fiber and very rich in nutrition.
There are other varieties of dwarf beans as well, including ones that are black, red, and yellow. All of them have very similar characteristics, including being firm, having almost double the amount of protein and calcium as the regular French bean. They also have about half the amount of salt as well.
Dwarf French beans seeds can be used in a variety of recipes. I love them as a replacement for regular French beans in soups, stews, and chili. The smaller beans complement the larger bean and work better with a variety of textures. They go well with many different types of sauces. The larger beans can be used in casseroles and chili as well.
Seeds of this variety can also be used as a garnish in a variety of other foods. In a chili recipe, they can replace the peppers and provide a more mild flavor. They can also be used as a topping on baked potatoes, rice, and vegetables. Their smaller size makes them ideal for covering in sour cream.
A number of different ethnic cuisines use dwarfs. They are frequently used in rice dishes and also to add additional flavor to meat. They can be used in a number of different capacities and they are also frequently used in vegetable dishes where they provide additional fiber and protein.
Dwarf French beans can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a year if they are properly stored. They do not need to be refrigerated during storage. Many of the dwarf varieties that are sold today were developed in order to preserve these beans so they can be used in years to come.
In order to get the full benefit of dwarf varieties of French beans, they must be harvested early in the season. Harvesting them too late will result in loss of quality. They will taste bitter. If the beans are harvested before the weather reaches freezing point they can begin to oxidize. This process can turn the bean black.
It is important to get the right kind of seed. A good retailer will be able to help with this. It might be necessary to have some sort of certification. Check with your local garden center to see if they carry dwarf French bean seeds. They should be able to tell you exactly which variety they are selling.
Another option is a local seed store. They might also be able to tell you how to preserve the beans. Many people simply throw the seeds in a Tupperware container and put it in the fridge. You should try to do this as soon as possible because this prevents oxidation. Once they have aged in the fridge they taste better. The seeds themselves will change over time but they are worth buying anyway.
It is important to have the right conditions for germination. French beans need plenty of warmth and light. If you do not provide them with these they will not grow. If you live in a colder area then you need to make sure you store them carefully. Covering them tightly when not in use will prevent them from heating up. Also, allowing the soil to drain for a day or two before planting will help the seeds from drying out.
Water is another requirement. When buying French beans, you need to make sure you buy ones that are organic. This means you need to avoid fertilizers and chemicals. Make sure you do your research and only choose seeds that are certified organic. A good place to start is the National Gardening Association website. There you can find information on which seeds are certified and how to support the farmers who produce them.
The last thing you need to know is how to plant them properly. These beans like to grow in dense clusters. They need room to spread out so make sure you follow the instructions on the seed bag. They should be planted about one to three inches deep. Hanging the seed bag upside down is one way to help them get the moisture they need.