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What Are Romano Beans and Italian String Beans

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Romano Beans, Italian String BeansQuestion:

I have a recipe which includes Romano beans, but I'm not sure what they are. Have you heard of them and if so, are they known by another name? Any help would be appreciated. - Brian Johnston (2/12/02)


Answer: 

Romano beans (a.k.a. Italian String Beans) are really just a different variety of snap bean, and are grown and eaten the same way.

Broad flat-podded green snap beans with flat 5- to 6-inch pods are often called Italian Pole or Romano beans, and varieties include Roma, Greencrop, and Bush Romano.

NOTE: You can substitute any type of green beans for the Romano beans in your recipe.

 

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