Magic Beans

My mom grew these beans at the cottage, and they are the favorites of my little niece, who is 4 years old. They are deep purple before cooking, and turn as green as regular beans when cooked! I found a scientific explanation, but it might as well be magic, since my nieces and nephews call the gardener “witch grandma”…


Here is a picture of the beans when they are cooking, with a lot of bubbling and steaming going on. After a few minutes, they are already changing color:


And after cooking they have turned into regular beans, innocently green, smothered in garlic and olive oil in the picture:


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