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I much prefer to use fresh vegetables for our meals at home but do keep a small stock of tinned vegetables in for days when guests turn up unexpectedly and I feel the need to offer food, and also for times when I can not be bothered to go shopping (or days when I am quarantined. Boo).
I have seen Bonduelle products on the shelves in Morrison and Tesco and recently paid £1.29 for a pack of 4 200g tins of Cut Green Beans. They actually came in useful on Sunday when we had our usual roast but were out of frozen peas (what was that about using fresh veg lisajo?).
The tins have a ring pull on them, which is useful but really neither here nor there for me, opening cans is not a difficult task - most of the time.
A whole can provides 42kcal and would easily give two generous portions. One portion provides one of the recommended 5 a day.
The beans are in water with salt added and can be thrown straight into a saucepan to be heated gently for 3-4 minutes. They are approximately1 inch long and dark green in colour (not sure I needed to add that description - but hey!). They do not give off any kind of smell so no need to comment on that either.
The beans remained quite firm and crisp after heating and tasted very good. There was certainly a difference eating these to eating fresh beans, but they were still very pleasant and took a lot less preparation than fresh veg.
I am really pleased with this purchase, but will probably only use them once every couple of months so they will not be a regular on our shopping list. I might throw a tin in next time I do a vat of chilli, they woudl be good with that.