Saturday, 15 January 2011

Mr. Bean

One thing I found out in England is that they really eat runner beans raw! I'm sure everyone here has been growing up differently but I'm sure that at least all the Germans have been told by their mums that raw green beans are poisonous. Even wikipedia knows about it:
"Runner beans contain traces of the poisonous lectin, Phytohaemagglutinin, found in common beans and hence must be thoroughly cooked before consumption."

A knowledge widely ignored on the island here...but I won't give up and will tell of my husband for the rest of our lives when he is tempted to snack on a raw bean again ;-)

1 comment:

  1. oh, I didn't know. interesting little fact.