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Long beans

Long in size, big in flavour

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Don't be surprised if you come across this sizeable vegetable that is almost a metre long in the shops: it size gives the long bean - or yardlong bean - its name! It's the length that makes this vegetable quite exceptional. The long bean is an indispensable ingredient in the traditional Surinamese dish roti.

But don't simply buy these beans for their impressive size. Long beans also taste fabulous with a flavour reminiscent of green beans. EAT ME long beans are deliciously tender and sweet.


The long bean's claim to fame is mainly thanks to Surinamese cuisine. It's virtually impossible to prepare the classic roti without EAT ME long beans. Fancy something else? It's also tastes great in a fresh salad, partnered with bean sprouts.


Simply rinse the long beans and trim the ends. Then you can choose: slice into bite-sized pieces or showcase their extraordinary length in a dish? Cooking, stir-frying, steaming: long beans are always tasty.

How to use long beans in the kitchen?

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Grill
  • In salads
  • Stir-fry
  • Microwave

Storage advice

If you store long beans in the fridge, you can enjoy them for longer.

Where do long beans come from?

EAT ME long beans come from Thailand, but their origins lie somewhere in tropical Africa. The beans there grow on vines that can reach up to 4 metres high.

Long beans - Where are long beans grown?