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Chinese Long Bean can grow as long as two or three feet but are preferred when they are between 12 and 20 inches in length. The flavor is similar to that of the string bean.

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Usage

Steamed, baked or used in stir fry.

Selection

Also called asparagus bean, asparagus pea, Chinese pea, snake bean, boonchi, dau gok, or yard long beans, good-quality Chinese Long Bean will be firm but pliable with no blemishes.

Chinese Long Beans can grow as long as three feet but are preferred when they are between 12 and 20 inches in length.

Long bean coloring will vary from light to dark green. The pale-green variety will be more meaty and sweet.

Avoid

Avoid product that is soft, blemished or has soft or moldy spots.

Storage

Beans do not store well, so keep them refrigerated but place them in the warmest part of your refrigerator and keep them dry.

Ripening

In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

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