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Can Overly Mature Green Beans be Eaten?


Q. Can you eat mature beans from inside runner beans that have gone to big and stringy
A. Yes. There are a couple things you can do with mature beans.  Shell the beans and cook the seeds. Boil for 20 minutes and serve as a side or use in soup or chili.  The mature beans can also be chopped and frozen and added to stews, soups, or casseroles.   






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