Bright green color enhances plate presentations. Cooks faster than raw. No soaking or boiling necessary before use. Tender texture and skins; not hard or mealy after cooking. No stems, pods, or leaves. PREP INSTRUCTIONS: Because product is blanched during processing, quickly steam uncovered to bring up to 165F. Do not overcook. Cold dish: Add product to boiling water, stir, and return to boil. Drain and chill before adding to other ingredients.