Runner Beans

Though they’re relatively rare in America, runner beans have been a common food source in South America for over 2,000. Today, many Britons grow them in their backyard gardens. They’re similar to green beans, though they have a noticeably stronger flavor and coarser texture. Their appearance is similar to green beans, but if you open the pod, vibrant, purple beans will greet you, earning them the name “scarlet runner bean.” Runner beans are also sometimes called the “Oregon lima bean” or “ayocote” in Spanish. Like green beans, runner beans can b..

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