Yup, they really are that color of purple. When you bite into them you forget that your bean “should” be green. They have a nice juicy flavor that Lee and I really like. Besides they are green inside.
Much to my surprise I saw that I was behind in gathering my garden produce. This evening I went and picked one row of my beans. Since my canner isn’t coming in the mail until Friday, I decided to freeze them. The beans have the same sort of enzyme and bacteria that is in other vegetable. So to preserve the color, texture, and nutrients, I needed to blanch before freezing. I blanched for three minutes instead of two for the reason of my pieces being bigger. Then I cooled the beans off in cold water and into the freezer containers they went.
Five and one half quarts of frozen beans later and still two more bean rows to pick. I think I may soon get tired of snapping beans.